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GIDDY UP-DATE NEWSLETTER: Protecting reproductive freedom

Jul 21, 2022

Hey folks,

Since the Supreme Court’s terrible decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, we’ve been working around the clock to ensure women have access to reproductive health care. That’s why we’re co-sponsoring a series of bills aimed at protecting reproductive rights: 

The MARCH for Military Servicemembers Act would ensure military personnel can access safe, legal abortion no matter where in the U.S. they are stationed. We must protect those who protect us. 

Our Protecting Access to Medication Abortion Act will make sure abortion pills remain accessible in states where abortion is still legal, and the Expanding Access to Family Planning Act will fund critical reproductive health care services like birth control, cancer screenings, and more. 

As the Supreme Court considers rolling back other fundamental rights, we’re pushing to pass the Right to Contraception Act and protect access to contraception. That’s a no-brainer. 

Lastly, there’s the Freedom to Travel for Health Care Act, a bill that will protect women who cross state lines and come to places like Colorado for reproductive health care – and protect the doctors who treat them from criminal prosecution. On the Senate floor last week, I spoke about the bill and told the story of a woman who was forced to fly from Texas for emergency care. You can watch the speech below: 

Make no mistake: this is just the beginning. We will not stop fighting until women are once again able to make their own health care decisions free of government involvement. 

Senator John Hickenlooper

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