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…

, Inside Sources
Birth Control — The Bipartisan Talk Vs. the Bipartisan Walk
Courtney Joslin & Caroline Kitchens

It’s not every day that Texas conservative Sen. Ted Cruz tweets at progressive millennial darling Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez asking to work together on something — especially when that…

Testimony on the Public Costs of Unintended Pregnancies
Courtney Joslin & Kristen Nyman

Testimony from:
Courtney Joslin, Commercial Freedom Fellow, R Street Institute
Kristen Nyman, Government Affairs Specialist, R Street Institute
The Public Costs of Unintended Pregnancies

, The Hill
Cruz, Ocasio-Cortez efforts on birth control access face major obstacles
Courtney Joslin

From The Hill:

Courtney Joslin, a commercial freedom fellow for R Street, said progress has been slow going.

“We are working on trying to get some bipartisan support and it is really…