LANSING, Mich., June 9, 2022 — State Rep. Carol Glanville (D-Walker) recently introduced House Resolution 307 to support access to contraception for all individuals. This resolution garnered over 20 co-sponsors from fellow representatives, illustrating strong support. Following the introduction of this legislation, Glanville issued the following statement:
“This resolution is about health care. This legislation would help provide women of all ages medication necessary for the treatment of a variety of what can often be painful and even life-threatening conditions. Safe, accessible health care cannot be about legislating bodies. Putting limits on the use of contraception violates women’s rights. It is my duty to help protect the rights and freedoms of our citizens, as well as to advocate for what the people of Michigan want — an estimated 92% of Americans view the use of contraception as acceptable and 99% of all sexually active people have used at least one contraceptive method over the course of their lifetime. Just as I have done with this resolution, I will keep fighting for Michiganders, for their freedom and for their rights.”
With the pending threat of Roe v. Wade being overturned, maintaining access to safe contraception and women’s health care is especially critical. In promoting accessible birth control, this resolution would also promote better economic mobility for women and increased educational and professional opportunities.