With the looming threat of Project 2025’s extreme anti-reproductive rights agenda and the second anniversary of the Supreme Court gutting federal abortion rights around the corner, senators will today vote on the Right to Contraception Act, legislation to protect access to birth control nationwide. The bill, introduced by Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) and advanced to the Senate floor for a vote by Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), is a major step to put reproductive freedoms front and center as MAGA conservatives threaten to rip rights away.

While MAGA conservatives in Congress push a draconian, unpopular anti-abortion agenda, progressives are leading the charge to protect everyday Americans’ rights and freedoms. In the long term, Project 2025 leaders are plotting to carry out a complete rollback of hard-won reproductive rights — even seriously restricting Americans’ access to birth control. The Right to Contraception Act is a critical step to undermine threats from extremists who want to turn back the clock on reproductive rights.”

Accountable.US president Caroline Ciccone

The Project 2025 blueprint for a potential future conservative administration includes plans for nationwide abortion bans, along with restrictions on abortion medication and contraception. The manifesto also includes plans to eliminate federal funding for Planned Parenthood. The anti-abortion group Alliance Defending Freedom — which played a key role in overturning Roe — sits on Project 2025’s advisory board.

Recent reporting detailed how an extreme anti-abortion coalition — led by right-wing judicial activist Leonard Leo — came together in the wake of the 2016 election to plot the downfall of Roe and craft a wide-ranging plan to undermine abortion access nationwide. This anti-abortion coalition has since gone to extreme lengths to overturn precedent, stack the courts, and infuse dark money to push an extreme agenda that is wildly unpopular among everyday Americans. These same right-wing actors are behind challenges to reproductive freedoms currently in front of the Supreme Court, such as FDA v. Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine.


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