Shapiro joins call for clarity on Affordable Care Act coverage of OTC birth control pills

BY: - December 4, 2023

In addition to Shapiro, the letter was signed by North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper, New Mexico Gov. Michelle Grisham, Massachusetts Gov. Maura Healey, California Gov. Gavin Newsom, and Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker. 

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 […]

Pa. Attorney Gen. Henry leads call for Biden to further increase access to contraception 

BY: - April 10, 2023

'It is more vital than ever that people everywhere have access to this preventative health care,' state Attorney General Michelle Henry said.

Pa.’s Fitzpatrick votes with Dems on bill guaranteeing contraception access

BY: - July 21, 2022

The bill is part of the Democrats' response to the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that overturned the constitutional right to an abortion

‘Birth control is healthcare’: Democratic reps call for legislation to ensure access to contraception

BY: - October 29, 2020

Democratic State Reps. Leanne Krueger, Kevin Boyle, and Tina Davis say access to birth control is a right — not a privilege. They slammed the Trump administration for its efforts to curtail equitable contraceptive coverage during COVID-19, arguing that such measures disproportionately impact women of color, and urged the Pennsylvania Legislature to prioritize the passage […]

In Supreme Court appearance, Shapiro’s office argues against Trump birth control rules

BY: and - May 6, 2020

The Obama-era health care law requires employer-provided insurance plans to cover birth control, but the Trump administration finalized new rules that expand exemptions to employers based on religious or moral beliefs.