Oregon Approves Birth Control Without a Prescription

July 6, 2015

KOIN News 6 reported that Oregon Governor Kate Brown signed a measure that will allow birth control to be sold without a prescription behind the counter at pharmacies: “The Oregon Health Authority and the Board of Pharmacists are responsible for putting the rules into place for this new law.” The bill’s sponsor, Representative Knute Buehler, said, “Oregon has the rare opportunity to drive the national conversation around women’s health, family security, and poverty. This will become landmark legislation that reduces unplanned pregnancies, gives women more control, and affirms Oregon’s reputation as a leader in health care innovation.”