Following President Biden’s encouragement for Congress to take action, two Democrats and two Republicans each introduced separate legislative bills.
After the Supreme Court reversed the historic verdict and sent the question of abortion back to the states, a group of senators from both parties introduced legislation on Monday that would enshrine the safeguards of Roe v. Wade into federal law, guaranteeing abortion rights and access to contraception.
Senators Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Susan Collins of Maine, all of whom are members of the Republican Party, and Senators Tim Kaine of Virginia and Kirsten Sinema of Arizona, both of whom are members of the Democratic Party, have proposed a bill titled “Reproductive Freedom for All Act.”
It is the intention of legislators to “enact in federal law the main holdings” of Roe v. Wade and other decisions of a similar nature and to memorialize in federal law the “fundamental right to reproductive freedom.”
The senators stated on Monday indicating that the bill would ensure the freedom of women to “make health care choices for themselves.”