Murray: ‘The Truth is This is About Contraception’
January 29, 2014
The brief filed by Senator Murray and her colleagues provides an authoritative account of the legislative history and intent underlying the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 (RFRA) and the Affordable Care Act (ACA). ...Read more
Roe v. Wade Turns 41, Women Still Defending Their Bodies
January 22, 2014
U.S. Senator Patty Murray released a statement on the 41st anniversary of the historic Supreme Court Decision to constitutionally guarantee access to safe and legal reproductive choice in the United States. ...Read more
November 12, 2013
The floor speeches came just before Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) introduced an abortion ban that is being championed by right-wing special interest groups as part of their nationwide campaign to restrict women’s health care access. ...
September 30, 2013
The Republican continuing resolution bill passed early Sunday morning specifically targets women’s preventive health care, allowing an employer or insurer – for virtually any reason – to deny coverage for birth control, annual checkups, screening for gestational diabetes, HPV testing, STD counseling, HIV screening and counseling, breastfeeding supplies and counseling, and screening and counseling for domestic violence.