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-Cortez2020 primary debate guide: Everything you need to know ahead of the first Democratic showdown Young activists press for change in 2020 election Ocasio-Cortez calls out Steve King, Liz Cheney amid controversy over concentration camp remarks 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 PressleyProgressives seize on impeachment in 2020 primaries Overnight Defense: House passes T spending package with defense funds | Senate set to vote on blocking Saudi arms sales | UN nominee defends climate change record Democrats take aim at Trump policies by passing T spending package 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.

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The new bill, introduced by Pressley and Sen. Patty MurrayPatricia (Patty) Lynn MurrayOvernight Health Care: Trump officials defend changes to family planning program | Senators unveil bipartisan package on health costs | Democrats pass T spending bill with HHS funds Chris Murphy may oppose bipartisan health bill unless it addresses ObamaCare 'sabotage' Key senators release bipartisan package to lower health care costs MORE (D-Wash.) and co-sponsored by Ocasio-Cortez and Rep. Katie HillKatherine (Katie) Lauren HillTensions with Iran reach new stage over uranium threat Ocasio-Cortez shares verse by the 'Congressional Destiny's Child' in promotion of new birth control legislation Overnight Health Care: Democratic bill would require insurance to cover OTC birth control | House Dems vote to overturn ban on fetal tissue research | New rule aims to expand health choices for small businesses 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.