ICYMI: Congresswoman Nikema Williams Leads Roundtable on Protecting Access to Contraception with Democratic Women’s Caucus and Pro-Choice Caucus

(WASHINGTON) – On Tuesday, Congresswoman Nikema Williams (GA-05), Vice Chair of the Democratic Women’s Caucus and a member of the Pro-Choice Caucus led a roundtable on protecting access to contraception. The roundtable was organized by the Democratic Women’s Caucus and the Pro-Choice Caucus, with Representative Judy Chu (CA-28), Pro-Choice Caucus Contraception, Family Planning, and Education Task Force Chair and Representative Kathy Manning (NC-06), DWC Policy Co-Chair & Lead of the Right to Contraception Act serving as roundtable co-leads with Congresswoman Williams. The roundtable took place during Black Maternal Health Week.

Joining the Congresswoman for the roundtable were some of the country’s leading healthcare advocates: Rachel Fey, Vice President, Policy & Strategic Partnerships, Power to Decide; Dr. Michael Belmonte, Physicians for Reproductive Health; Dr. Allison Hill, PharmD, RPh, Director of Practice Implementation & Professional Affairs, American Pharmacist Association; and Dr. Contessa Metcalfe, Owner, Chastain Integrative Medicine, as seen on Bravo’s “Married 2 Medicine.”  

Congresswoman Nikema Williams (GA-05), Vice Chair of the Democratic Women’s Caucus and a member of the Pro-Choice Caucus said:

“We have seen extreme MAGA Republicans launch an attack on women’s rights, now politicizing personal matters that really should be between a woman and her doctor. But as Vice Chair of the Democratic Women’s Caucus, I have had the privilege to work on a number of legislative solutions to combat these outdated and invasive policies. I was proud to partner with Congresswoman Manning last year to reintroduce the Right to Contraception Act, legislation that would codify and strengthen the right to contraception, which the Supreme Court first recognized more than half a century ago in its Griswold v. Connecticut decision. And I am also a proud cosponsor of Congresswoman Escobar’s Access to Contraception for Servicemembers and their Dependents Act. Because as we will touch on today, all women are under attack, even the ones who risk their lives for our country to ensure our safety.” 

CONTACT: PressGA05@mail.house.gov

Congresswoman Nikema Williams proudly serves Georgia’s Fifth Congressional District on the exclusive Financial Services Committee. She is a champion of voting rights and builds on the Fifth District’s legacy as the cradle of the civil rights movement as co-chair of the Congressional Voting Rights Caucus. Congresswoman Williams is committed to closing the racial wealth gap and ensuring the promise of America for all–regardless of your ZIP code or bank account.

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