Fetterman introduces legislation to make birth control more convenient

BY: - July 20, 2023

U.S. Sen. John Fetterman, D-Pa., introduced legislation on Thursday that would allow people covered by private health insurers to receive a full year’s supply of their contraception at the time a prescription is issued, rather than the current limit of a three-month supply. “A woman’s right to make her own health care decisions is sacred […]

A close up of a packet of birth control pills (Getty Images).

Over-the-counter birth control would be a game changer | Opinion

BY: - July 18, 2023

By Sonali Kolhatkar A federal advisory committee has unanimously recommended that the Food and Drug Administration allow the sale of Opill, an over-the-counter birth control pill. Coming amid a widespread assault on reproductive health care, this could be a game-changer. Margery Gass, an advisory committee member and an emerita professor of medicine at the University of Cincinnati, told The Washington […]

House Dems discuss bill to expand access to contraceptives at Delco hearing

BY: - May 12, 2023

Rep. Leanne Krueger, D-Delaware, hosted the House Democratic Policy Committee’s hearing. She announced in April that she would introduce a bill — HB 1140 — to expand access to contraceptives in Pennsylvania.

Some states already are targeting birth control | Analysis

BY: - May 20, 2022

Republican lawmakers in a handful of states have attacked funding for IUDs and Plan B.