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Connor backs bill for easier, safer access to birth control

John Connor
John Connor

State Rep. John Connor, D-Lockport, said he is supporting a bill to ensure women have safe and easy access to birth control.

Connor is supporting House Bill 1442, which allows women to purchase birth control from pharmacists without an appointment with a doctor, according to a news release.

“Removing hurdles for women to obtain birth control makes sense,” Connor said. “Women should not have to go through an onerous process of renewing a prescription or worry about finding time for a doctor visit to obtain something as well studied as birth control, which has been on the market for over a half century at this point.”

Pharmacists will also be allowed to issue as much as a year’s’ worth of hormonal contraceptives to make it more affordable.

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