It's common sense that women should have ready access to their doctor-prescribed birth control. Unfortunately, the anti-choice movement, spearheaded by groups like Pharmacists for Life, disagrees.
According to Karen Brauer, president of Pharmacists for Life, birth control pills are out of bounds while Viagra prescriptions are not. She won't fill prescriptions for the morning-after pill and has lectured women about daily birth control pills. Yet she readily fills Viagra prescriptions and has claimed, "I helped a whole lot of old married men get lucky."
We want Congress to change all that. The bipartisan Access to Legal Pharmaceuticals Act would ensure that every woman in every state can get her prescription for birth control filled, whether or not an individual pharmacist has an objection.
Support this commonsense measure by signing the petition!
Women's access to prescription birth control is essential. Birth control prevents unintended pregnancy, and allows women to take responsibility for their reproductive health. We need federal action on this bill because in 2006, 18 states considered legislation that would permit pharmacists or pharmacies to refuse to fill prescriptions for birth control. Pharmacies have an ethical responsibility not to endanger women's health by withholding basic health care. The Access to Legal Pharmaceuticals Act would ensure that pharmacies will fill all prescriptions, even if a different pharmacist has to fill it.
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I urge you to support the vast majority of American women who choose to use birth control, and cosponsor the Access to Legal Pharmaceuticals Act. I look forward to your response.
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