House Bill 25 requires insurance coverage for all FDA-approved contraceptive methods. It also requires insurance plans to cover a one-year supply of birth control. Consistent use of birth control is the best way to prevent unintended pregnancy and we must remove unnecessary and burdensome obstacles that block reliable access to contraceptives. Women without reliable access to transportation or living in rural areas have more barriers to dependable access to birth control, leaving them at a greater risk for unintended pregnancies.
Everyone deserves affordable and accessible birth control that works for them. Consistent access to birth control gives women the ability to control when and if they have children, giving them more career and education opportunities and healthier pregnancies. That’s where lawmakers should be focused, not on adding abortion restrictions in our state.