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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.”

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To read the full text of this legislation, click HERE.

To read Rep. Hinson’s Press Release, click HERE.

Author: Press Release

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