Supports bill to allow RNs to dispense birth control
by Estela Blanco, Ocean Beach
Aug 08, 2012 | 1585 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Dear editor,

I hope your readers are aware that as of Aug. 1 women will begin to be able to obtain their birth control without a co-pay. This is wonderful news for women all over the U.S.!

Unfortunately, even with this economic barrier removed, there just aren’t enough providers in many areas of the state to dispense birth control in a timely way. That’s why Planned Parenthood and the California Family Health Council is sponsoring a bill, AB 2348, that would increase access to birth control by allowing registered nurses to dispense pills, patches and rings.

Birth control is so safe that many countries provide it over the counter. There is no reason nurses shouldn’t be allowed to dispense it. I urge senators to vote YES on AB 2348 to increase access to birth control. 

Estela Blanco

Ocean Beach

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