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 brushes off Trump tweet claiming she is 'fuming' over Tlaib, Omar attention Trump finds consistent foil in 'Squad' The Hill's Morning Report — Trump and the new Israel-'squad' controversy 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 PressleySen. Susan Collins: Israel should allow Omar, Tlaib to visit Ocasio-Cortez: Netanyahu sending message 'only some Americans are welcome to Israel' Pelosi: Israel's Omar-Tlaib decision 'a sign of weakness' 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: Planned Parenthood to leave federal family planning program absent court action | Democrats demand Trump withdraw rule on transgender health | Cummings, Sanders investigate three drug companies for 'obstructing' probe Democrats demand Trump officials withdraw rule on transgender health The Hill's Morning Report - Progressives, centrists clash in lively Democratic debate MORE (D-Wash.) and co-sponsored by Ocasio-Cortez and Rep. Katie HillKatherine (Katie) Lauren HillHouse Dems, Senate GOP build money edge to protect majorities Live coverage: House Oversight examines Trump family separation policy Lawmakers urge young women to run for office at DC conference 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.