Washington D.C. – Today Congresswoman Nancy Mace introduced the “Greater Access to Contraceptive Options Act,” to urge the FDA to give priority review for applications of self-administered contraceptives that can be used over-the-counter. 

The bill would also waive any fees applicants may have to pay to have their application considered, removing the red tape getting in the way of making more contraceptive options available to women everywhere. Self-administered contraceptives include:  birth control pills, patches, vaginal rings and injections or shots, for example.

The Greater Access to Contraceptive Options Act is endorsed by R- Street, “The R Street Institute has long been a champion of the free-market approach to contraceptive access. Our work aims to reduce government barriers to birth control while retaining responsible regulations. The Greater Access to Contraceptive Options Act is a groundbreaking piece of legislation that will remove some of the onerous barriers to contraception for women across the country by allowing various birth control methods to be provided over the counter. We are happy to support this bill, and we applaud Congresswoman Nancy Mace (R-S.C.) on this effort.” – Anthony Lamorena, Senior Federal Affairs Manager at the R Street Institute