Support the Right to Contraception

Guided by our Jewish values, National Council of Jewish Women has long affirmed the need for access to family planning, including contraceptives. The Right to Contraception Act (HR 4121/S 1999), introduced by Senators Edward Markey (D-MA), Mazie Hirono (D-HI), Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and Representative Kathy Manning (D-NC), would reaffirm the right to use birth control first recognized by the Supreme Court more than half a century ago in Griswold v. Connecticut. This bicameral legislation would protect unrestricted access to contraception in the face of growing threats by ensuring the legal right for individuals to use contraception and practitioners to provide contraception and related information. Enshrining the right to contraception into federal law would reverse steps already taken by state legislatures to restrict access to contraceptives and ensure that any future court rulings would not endanger access to this essential health care. Contact your lawmakers and urge them to pass the Right to Contraception Act to protect birth control access for all.

Access the Right to Contraception Act talking points here.