Republican Sen. Ted Cruz asked progressive Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Wednesday to work with him to make birth control available over-the-counter.
“A simple, clean bill making birth control available over the counter. Interested?” Cruz wrote, retweeting Ocasio-Cortez, who made her support for the move known last week.
Fans of over-the-counter oral contraceptives argue it would expand access to the pill and reduce unintended pregnancy, but some doctors say women should seek medical advice before taking the medication.
Republicans and Democrats have been divided on the issue for the last several years as reproductive rights groups have argued that making birth control over-the-counter would mean it’s no longer free under the Affordable Care Act.
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Republican Sen. Ted Cruz on Wednesday asked to work with progressive Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to make birth control available over-the-counter to women in the US.
“A simple, clean bill making birth control available over the counter. Interested?” Cruz wrote, retweeting Ocasio-Cortez.
The New York Democrat advocated for the move last week.
“Psst! Birth control should be over-the-counter, pass it on,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted. “(It should be free, too – like in the UK!)”
Cruz also reminded his followers that he and Ocasio-Cortez …read more
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