This Rep from ND has introduced similar bills before, and they have all failed. This will probably die in Senate Committee.
And do you think the Pharmaceutical companies of the US will stand by and potentially let hundreds of billions in potential contraceptive revenue go down the drain? This bill also specifically states that hormonal contraception may not be abortofacient, and therefore is completely exempt from these provisions. Additionally, there are also ways to amend an FDA application and approval, so if something like this does pass, it would only take 3 months to revise hormonal contraception, PlanB and the IUD so that the FDA approval does NOT include implantation failure as a mechanism of action. Problem solved.
80-85% of all sexually active women have used hormonal contraception or the IUD at some point. The personhood amendment in Colorado was utterly demolished by the voters as well.
Actually I would like to see something like this pass. Then I can watch what actually happens to the Legislators who enacted it, as I can only theorize what would happen if they tried to ban contraception that almost 80-85% of women use at some point. The party or parties that did enact this would not see power again for probably decades.
Some polls suggest that 85-90% of people in the US are in favor of contraception availability and use for adult women. Please, pass something that would threaten that, and see just how long power is taken away from those that do.
Bills like these don’t even address the Griswold decision, which allows for contraception. All you have to do is approve and market a contraceptive method as contraceptive only, and no personhood or other abortion ban can prohibit it.