'We will con­tin­ue to fight': Con­tra­cep­tive com­pa­nies re­main hope­ful af­ter House pass­es bill

A day af­ter the House passed a bill that would pro­tect Amer­i­cans’ right to con­tra­cep­tives, biotech ex­ecs say they will keep fight­ing for bet­ter ac­cess to nov­el birth con­trol prod­ucts.

The big ques­tion now is whether the leg­is­la­tion will sur­vive the Sen­ate floor.

The House vot­ed 228-195 on Thurs­day to pass a law that would en­sure the right to ob­tain and pro­vide con­tra­cep­tives. It would al­so al­low pa­tients, providers and fed­er­al or state gov­ern­ments to bring civ­il suits against states or of­fi­cials that vi­o­late the law.

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