Ocasio-Cortez shares verse by the 'Congressional Destiny's Child' in promotion of new birth control legislation

Ocasio-Cortez shares verse by the 'Congressional Destiny's Child' in promotion of new birth control legislation
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New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezMan raises over 0K to purchase and donate Goya products after calls for boycott Huckabee rips Ocasio-Cortez over 'astonishing' remarks about uptick in NYC crime Black voters: We need all of them MORE tweeted a verse by what she and her colleagues called “Congressional Destiny’s Child” in promotion of new legislation they released Thursday that seeks to make birth control more accessible and affordable to patients.

“Can you pass these bills / For affordable birth control pills / If they don’t want to- / Then the GOP is through,” Ocasio-Cortez jokingly said in a verse referencing the legislation in a tweet on Friday.

Ocasio-Cortez wrote that the light-hearted verse was part of the Congressional Destiny’s Child’s new song, “Bills,” which is a play on the 1999 classic hit "Bills, Bills, Bills," by the Grammy award-winning group, Destiny’s Child. 

The comments came after Massachusetts Rep. Ayanna PressleyAyanna PressleyPressley hits DeVos over reopening schools: 'I wouldn't trust you to care for a house plant let alone my child' The Hill's Campaign Report: Colorado, Utah primary results bring upsets, intrigue Progressives zero in on another House chairman in primary MORE (D.) said she, Ocasio-Cortez and a group of other congresswomen make up the “Destiny’s Child” of birth control on the heels of a new measure the lawmakers introduced on Thursday.


The new bill, introduced by Pressley and Sen. Patty MurrayPatricia (Patty) Lynn MurrayOvernight Health Care: White House goes public with attacks on Fauci | Newsom orders California to shut down indoor activities, all bar operations | Federal judges block abortion ban laws in Tennessee, Georgia Senate Democrats call for B for vaccine production, distribution in next package GOP Health Committee chair says he disagrees with Trump's WHO decision MORE (D-Wash.) and co-sponsored by Ocasio-Cortez and Rep. Katie HillKatherine (Katie) Lauren HillGaetz tweets photo of teenage adopted son after hearing battle The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by The American Investment Council - Trump takes his 'ready to reopen' mantra on the road The Hill's Campaign Report: Democrat concedes in California House race MORE (D-Calif.), aims to require insurance companies to cover over-the-counter birth control for patients at no cost.

"At a time when reproductive rights are under attack, it is more critical than ever that we take bold steps to reaffirm reproductive rights for all Americans," Pressley said in a statement.