Saturday, January 17, 2009

Legislation introduced for affordable birth control  

Representative Joseph Crowley (of New York) reintroduced the Prevention Through Affordable Access Act in the House of Representatives, a legislation that would drastically lower the prices of birth control on college campuses and community clinics.

This is great news, and will be even greater if the act is passed. In a statement, Crowley said:

"A bureaucratic mistake should not stand in the way of protecting the health and safety of millions of women across the nation," he said. "At no-cost to the American taxpayer, this simple legislative fix will restore affordable access to safe, effective birth control – reducing unplanned pregnancies and eliminating a considerable financial burden on millions of college-age and low-income women. I am proud to reintroduce this bipartisan legislation with my colleagues Reps. Kirk, Ryan, Dent, and Schiff, and I am confident we will address this issue in the 111th Congress."

File Joseph Crowley under "feminist men."

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