“If you’re going to ban abortion, you have to make sure that every woman, regardless of their ZIP code, has access to birth control,” said Mace, pointing to a 2022 South Carolina law that would allow pharmacists to prescribe contraceptives. . “There are things we need to encourage at the state and federal level to happen.”
Since Dobbs, she has introduced her own contraceptive bill, worked on adoption services legislation and co-sponsored a bill seeking to permanently ban federal funding for abortion. He also worked to file bills related to foster care and rape kits. Recently he and Rep. Ro Khanna, D-Calif., Forms Bipartisan Affordable Childcare Caucus.
“The other thing that’s also encouraging is if you’re going to force women to carry children, then what are we going to do to help them take care of the children?” he said.
Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks, R-Iowa
A year after the decision, Miller-Meeks remains committed to next steps to support women throughout the process.
“I’m shocked at the level of vitriol directed at pro-life individuals, saying we’re against contraception,” Miller-Meeks said. “I really understand that there are concerns on both sides of this issue and concerns, that’s why as a woman and as a nurse and a doctor, I continue to try to educate.”