Murray, Slaughter introduce bill to educate women, health care providers on emergency contraception
I love watching our women work together. It's truly remarkable to see how much our women -- in Congress, governor's mansions, and state legislatures -- have accomplished, especially when they band together to make progressive change.
This week, Senator Patty Murray and Congresswoman Louise Slaughter re-introduced legislation to create an awareness and education campaign to ensure women and health care providers have information about emergency contraception. They've worked together previously on similar bills and hope the current Congress will move forward with the legislation.
"Women deserve to have full knowledge of their health care options and doctors and pharmacists need the training to be able to provide it," Patty said in a press release.
“Studies show that emergency contraceptive use in the United States remains low, and 1 out of 3 women of reproductive age remain unaware of the method," Louise said in the release. "We must educate women about their options so they can make well informed choices about their reproductive health.”
Read more about the bill here.