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President Biden announces support of the Right to Contraception Act as 2nd anniversary of Roe. v Wade reversal nears and activist women prepare to rally on Cleveland City Hall steps on June 24, 5:30 pm in support of reproductive rights

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Clevelandurbannews.com and Kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com

By Kathy Wray Coleman, associate publisher, editor -in-chief, and a political and investigative reporter who trained for 17 years at the Call and Post Newspaper in Cleveland, Ohio

WASHINGTON, D,C.– Today, President Joe Biden announced his support for the Right to Contraception Act (Sen. Markey, D-MA, and 49 cosponsors) via a press release to Clevelandurbannews.com and Kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com, Ohio's Black digital news leader.

"The administration [The Biden administration] strongly supports Senate passage of S. 4381, the Right to Contraception Act, which would protect the fundamental right to access contraception and help ensure that women can make decisions about their health, lives, and families," the president said. "The administration remains steadfast in its commitment to defending reproductive freedom and strengthening access to affordable, high-quality contraception and family planning services. Contraception is an essential part of reproductive health care that has become more important than ever following the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade and the ensuing crisis for women’s health."

Biden has also said that if a bill from Congress to restore Roe v Wade, the landmark 1973 Supreme Court decision that made abortion legal nationwide, hits his desk, he will sign it immediately and restore Roe v. Wade as the law of the land.

Biden's remarks  come as the June 24, 2024 second anniversary of the Supreme Court's Dobbs decision that overturned the longstanding Roe v Wade nears. A national day of action promoted by the National Women's March will occur on June 24 with women's groups across America striking and rallying, and taking to the streets in some cities.

A rally on Cleveland City Hall steps in downtown Cleveland, Oh is scheduled for 5:30 pm June 24 where select elected officials and activists will rally against a national ban on abortion access and for women's reproductive rights. It is being organized by Women's March Cleveland and the Cuyahoga Democratic Women's Caucus. Other participating groups, practically all of them majority Black, include Black on Black Crime, Black Man's Army, Black Woman's Army, Imperial Women Coalition, Brick House Wellness Center, Laura Cowan Foundation, and Greater Cleveland Immigrant Support Network.

Activists and elected officials who ave advocated for reproductive rights for women will speak, including state Sen Nickie Antonio, Minority Leader for the Ohio Senate, and Cuyahoga County Councilwoman Meredith Turner.

Cuyahoga County Democratic Party Chairman David Brock, state Rep. Juanita Brent of Cleveland, Cleveland Councilman Kevin Conwell, and Dr. Lauren Beene of Ohio Physicians for Reproductive Rights will also be among the speakers

Dangerous and extreme abortion bans are putting women’s health and lives at risk and disrupting access to critical health care services, including contraception, as health care providers are forced to close in states across the country. Contraception is also under attack," Biden said."Women must have the freedom to make deeply personal health care decisions, including the right to decide if and when to start or grow their family. Now is the time to safeguard the right to contraception once and for all."

The president added that "the administration looks forward to working with Congress as S. 4381 proceeds through the legislative process in order to protect and expand access to contraception, as well as to protect other rights and liberties."

The Senate is expected to vote on the measure this week as the Dems, who narrowly control the Senate, worry that passage of the bill is an uphill battle.

Clevelandurbannews.com and Kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com, the most read Black digital newspaper and Black blog in Ohio and in the Midwest. Tel: (216) 659-0473. Email: editor@clevelandurbannews.com. We interviewed former president Barack Obama one-on-one when he was campaigning for president. As to the Obama interview, CLICK HERE TO READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE AT CLEVELAND URBAN NEWS.COM, OHIO'S LEADER IN BLACK DIGITAL NEWS.

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