WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) applauded news that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first over-the-counter birth control pill in the United States.
“At a time when reproductive freedoms are under attack by extreme, anti-choice Republicans, this decision is great news,” said Senator Rosen. “Women, not anti-choice politicians, should decide what happens with their own bodies. That’s why I’ve been fighting to protect their right to access birth control, and will continue pushing to make it more accessible and affordable.”
Senator Rosen has been a leader in the fight to defend women’s reproductive rights. She helped introduce the Right to Contraception Act to protect every American’s fundamental right to use birth control. Senator Rosen also helped introduce the Affordability is Access Act to ensure that women across the country can access and afford over-the-counter birth control options and make their own family planning decisions. She also helped introduce the Women’s Health Protection Act to enshrine the reproductive freedoms provided by Roe v. Wade in federal law and protect millions of women’s access to reproductive health care.