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-CortezOcasio-Cortez: Facebook, Zuckerberg 'bear partial responsibility' for insurrection Belfast's Troubles echo in today's Washington AOC's Ministry of Truth 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 PressleyBelfast's Troubles echo in today's Washington Federal government carries out 13th and final execution under Trump The Hill's Morning Report - Biden asks Congress to expand largest relief response in U.S. history 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 MurrayHawley pens op-ed to defend decision to object to electoral votes amid pushback Demolition at the Labor Department, too Hawley, Cruz face rising anger, possible censure MORE (D-Wash.) and co-sponsored by Ocasio-Cortez and Rep. Katie HillKatherine (Katie) Lauren HillObamas to attend Biden inauguration Trump pardons George Papadopoulos in latest batch of pardons Former Rep. Katie Hill files lawsuit against ex-husband, Daily Mail over nude photos 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.