A number of Republicans claimed to support over-the-counter birth control pills to counter claims of being anti-contraception in 2014. Now they may have accidentally increased liberal interest in the issue, which could lead to it becoming a reality.
Women’s health advocates are harshly criticizing a new bill sponsored by Sens. Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) that is intended to help make birth control available over the counter, calling it a cynical move that would actually make birth control less affordable.
Teaparty Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) told women to hop on the popular search engine in the event they were seeking birth control and could not afford it. Well.. at least he didn’t tell them to Google “aspirin between the legs.”
Title X defund to Planned Parenthood was to divert funding to local health departments. Proponents stated that the contraceptive needs of low-income women could be satisfactorily met through these providers. For the women of Miami County, Kansas, that theory is already proving false. The women of Miami County have been denied access to their contraception.
Senate passes omnibus, including Affordable Birth Control Act, making contraceptives more affordable and accessible.