Recently I joined Democratic colleagues to introduce the Access to Birth Control (ABC) Act, a bill that would ensure any woman with a valid prescription is not denied or intimidated when requesting birth control or emergency contraception at pharmacies. According to the National Women’s Law Center, at least 24 states across the country – including Virginia – have reported incidents where pharmacists have refused to fill prescriptions for birth control or provide emergency contraception to individuals who do not require a prescription.
No woman’s access to contraception should be denied at the pharmacy counter after she has made a decision with her doctor. I’m proud to cosponsor this important piece of legislation that will defend the freedom of women’s health care choices.
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