Oregon opts to dramatically expand women's birth control access

July 7, 2015 9:12 PM

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Oregon opts to dramatically expand women's birth control access

PORTLAND, Ore. Oregon is poised to dramatically expand access to birth control after Governor Kate Brown signed laws that will allow women to get a yearlong supply of oral contraceptives directly from pharmacists without a trip to the doctor, lawmakers and a legal expert said on Tuesday.

"I would say Oregon is definitely at the forefront," said Mara Gandal-Powers, counsel for the National Women's Law Center, a Washington, D.C.-based non-profit advocacy group.

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