Alabama lawmaker speaks on the future of contraceptives in the state

House passes protection of contraceptives
Published: Jul. 21, 2022 at 10:25 PM CDT
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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WAFF) - In Washington, D.C., the House of Representatives passed a bill protecting access to contraceptives. Democrats in the house fear its access could be limited by a future Supreme Court decision. In Alabama, it’s a conversation House Minority Leader Anthony Daniels had heard before.

“Congress would not have initiated a law if they did not feel that the states were trying to circumvent that process as well.”

He says conversations about going after contraceptives have been happening even after Alabama’s 2019 Abortion Ban went into effect. He also says the conversation had been heightened because of the passage of that bill. In the state, there has been no bill that would limit access to contraceptives.

“I’ve not necessarily tracked a bill that made its way to committee or out of committee that addresses that at all, but I am told that something may be coming down the pipes so we just have to make sure we’re keeping our eyes open.”

For now, Daniels says the state and you the voters should remain focused on repealing its Abortion Ban that does not include exceptions for rape and incest.

WAFF reached out to Republican Representative Terri Collins -- who sponsored the 2019 Alabama Abortion Ban -- for comment but was unavailable.

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