Oregon’s New Birth Control Law

Photo Credit: Morguefile.com

Photo Credit: Morguefile.com

Most of us know the rule. When a woman is taking her birth control pill, she has to get a refill every month or every three months. That’s the way it’s always been. For women who use the Pill in Oregon, however, that’s all about to change. The state recently put an insurance law into action, which states that women who use the Pill will have the option to have a full year’s supply, much different than previous availability.

One supporter of the new law is Governor Kate Brown. She signed the law into act on Thursday, citing that she “wholeheartedly believe[s]” in it. Apparently, both Democrats and Republicans support it. The state is also considering an additional proposal for pharmacists to give women prescriptions for birth control just after passing a risk-screening test. Some say these are the final steps toward over-the-counter birth control pills.

Of course, the new law has its critics. Some members of the Catholic Church refuse to support it because they don’t see any morality behind it. But some people in opposition are worried it will increase the cost of health insurance.

The law will finally go into act on January 1.

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