Posted on November 17, 2021 Issues: Birth Control Health Care & Reproductive Rights

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the Access to Birth Control Act (ABC Act) was introduced by Representatives Carolyn B. Maloney, Robin Kelly, and Katie Porter, and Senators Cory Booker and Patty Murray.

The bill ensures that any person who goes to a pharmacy for birth control leaves the pharmacy with their birth control in hand or can easily obtain it nearby.

The following is a statement by Fatima Goss Graves, president and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC):

“People’s access to birth control should never be restricted by a pharmacy employee’s personal beliefs. We’re glad to support this bill that will make sure everyone can leave a pharmacy with the birth control they need, without discrimination, harassment, or delay. At a time when extremist politicians are trying every way possible to take away our reproductive health care, it’s urgent to secure federal protections like the ABC Act. We thank Senator Booker and Chairwoman Maloney, Chair Murray, and Representatives Kelly and Porter for taking action and urge Congress to pass it.”

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