Discussions about hormonal contraception often veer off into important but tangential issues such as abortion, sexual morality and healthcare funding. But there is a needed debate about this topic that can avoid almost all of the controversy. It centers simply on access—on practical ways to remove government regulatory barriers that make it difficult and unnecessarily costly for women to readily purchase birth control products.

Press release: R Street policy study: Allow pharmacy access of birth control for better women’s reproductive health and improved consumer choice

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