Health Care

Dems push for contraception rights, accessibility

Dozens of bills have been filed since the overturning of Roe v. Wade.
A one-month dosage of hormonal birth control pills is displayed in Sacramento, Calif., Aug. 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

Concerns about birth control access are spurring lawmakers to take action in statehouses across the country, with dozens of bills filed since the overturning of Roe v. Wade to protect the right to contraception, or make it more affordable and accessible.

While a handful of measures have garnered bipartisan support, much of the pressure is coming from Democrats. The party sees an opening in the runup to the November elections to expose tensions within the GOP on an issue that resonates with majorities of voters across the political spectrum.

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