Today, July 19, 2022, Rep. Ashley Hinson (IA-01) and Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks (IA-02) introduced the Allowing Greater Access to Safe and Effective Contraception Act. This legislation would make U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved oral contraceptives available for over-the-counter use.
“As a state senator, I introduced and passed, in the Senate, a bill allowing women over the age of 18 to purchase oral contraceptives over the counter in the state of Iowa. Today, I am proud to champion that same cause in the U.S. House of Representatives,” said Miller-Meeks. “This important bill will ensure that the FDA acts quickly to approve oral contraceptives for over-the-counter use. As a woman and a doctor, I recognize the need for increased access to contraceptives and believe that this bill is an important step to promote women’s health.”
To read the full text of this legislation, click HERE.
To read Rep. Hinson’s Press Release, click HERE.