UPDATE 5:45 P.M. 06/05/2024 -- Senate Republicans blocked the bill to protect access to contraception.

(WENY) --The United States Senate is expected to vote on the “Right to Contraception Act” bill that would guarantee access to contraception nationwide on Wednesday. The bill would enshrine a right for individuals to buy and use contraceptives into federal law, such as IUDs and the pill. 

The measure comes over the heated debate over reproductive health care issues, two years after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade.  

New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand said she champions this legislation and women’s fundamental rights are on the line.  

“Everyone deserves the right to make decisions about their own bodies and to access the treatments they need to lead happy, healthy, productive lives,” Sen. Gillibrand said. 

The legislation is expected to fail in a procedural vote, due to G.O.P. opposition. Republicans have called the bill political and overall broad. 

At the same time, some G.O.P senators have introduced their own version of legislation, that does not include Plan B, which they consider to be an abortive service.