Target: Governor of Oregon, Kate Brown
Goal: Applaud Oregon for allowing women to access a year’s worth of birth control pills with one prescription.
Insurance companies allow women to buy a 30- or 90-day pack of birth control, requiring women to make frequent trips to the pharmacy. In Oregon, however, a new law will allow women to access a year’s worth of birth control pills with a single prescription, significantly lowering the amount of trips women have to make. Sign this petition and praise this new law.
Governor of Oregon, Kate Brown, signed the law into effect, stating what she wholeheartedly supports increased access to birth control. The law is the first of its kind in America, drawing attention from states such as California and New York. The law also gained favor from both Democrats and Republicans, with both sides expecting to break down more barriers to birth control. Experts are hoping that this new law will lower the rate of unwanted pregnancies and make it less of a hassle for women to get their birth control.
The law isn’t without its opponents however. Some Republicans believe that the rate of insurance and birth control itself will go up. Other Republicans believe that some women will not use up their one year supply of birth control and waste resources. Indeed, the state requires all women to undergo a self-conducted health exam, and have taken three months’ worth of birth control pills before they are allowed to purchase the full year of pills. Still, to women and many Democrats the benefits are obvious. Women will have better access to birth control and it will help stop unwanted pregnancies.
If you fully support this new law and wish other states would enact this legislation, sign this petition. Tell Governor Kate Brown that you believe all woman should have easy access to birth and that allowing a woman to buy a year’s worth of birth control pills is a step in the right direction.
Dear Kate Brown,
I am extremely grateful that Oregon has decided to allow women to access a year’s supply of birth control pills. As you’ve probably realized, it is a huge hassle for women to obtain their refills at the pharmacy whenever their pills run out. This new law will make it easier for women to get access to birth control and I hope other states will soon follow.
Thank you for pushing this law into effect. I am relieved that both Democrats and Republicans were able to agree on this law, as the issue of a women’s body has been hotly debated. A woman’s body is hers to control, and I’m grateful Oregon has acknowledged this right.
[Your Name Here]
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