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How the military is embracing greater birth control access
Courtney Joslin & C. Jarrett Dieterle

Across the nation, policymakers are beginning to recognize the importance of allowing innovative access to birth control for women. In recent years, 11 states plus the District of Columbia have…

R Street Testimony In Support of SB 286
Courtney Joslin

Testimony from:
Courtney Joslin, Commercial Freedom Fellow, R Street Institute

Regarding SB 286, An Act to amend 450.095 (title) and 450.095 (3); and to create 450.01 (16) (L), 450.095 (1) (ag)…

R Sheet on Birth Control Access in Georgia
Marc Hyden & Courtney Joslin

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In Support of S. 1309, “An Act Relative to Hormonal Contraceptives”
Lauren Rollins

Testimony from:
Lauren L. Rollins, Fellow and Editorial Director, R Street Institute
In SUPPORT of S. 1309, “AN ACT Relative to Hormonal Contraceptives”
September 10, 2019
Joint Committee on…

Is Contraceptive Relief on the Horizon for Massachusetts?
Nicolas John & Kristen Nyman

The United States has one of the highest unintended pregnancy rates in the world, along with some of the most restrictive contraceptive access laws. Its rates of unintended pregnancy are 16 percent…

Testimony Regarding AB304
Caroline Kitchens

Testimony from:
Caroline Kitchens, Director of Federal Affairs, R Street Institute
Regarding AB304, “An Act to amend 450.095 (title) and 450.095 (3); and to create 450.01 (16) (L), 450.095 (1)…

R Sheet on Pharmacy Access to Contraception in Wisconsin
Courtney Joslin & Caroline Kitchens

The pharmacy access model removes unnecessary regulations, provides women with more accessible healthcare options, and reduces public health expenditures. Expanding the scope of practice for…

FAQ: Is It Safe for Pharmacists to Prescribe Birth Control
Courtney Joslin

This pharmacy access model expands birth control access in a way that saves time—pharmacists can prescribe and dispense the prescription—and sensibly increases the scope-of-practice that…

Regulatory Comment on Healthcare Disintermediation
C. Jarrett Dieterle

The Honorable Joseph J. Simons

Chairman, Federal Trade Commission

600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.

Washington, D.C. 20530


Dear Chairman Simons:

The following comments are…

, National Journal
Political, Legislative Pile-Ups Stall Over-the-Counter Birth Control
Caroline Kitchens

From National Journal:

Ernst and Gardner in separate interviews say they continue to advocate for the bill’s passage. Free-market advocates at the R Street Institute and other groups penned…