WED PM Update: GOP lawmakers push bill to allow pharmacists to prescribe birth control pills

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-- A trio of Republican lawmakers today pushed a GOP backed-bill that would expand access to contraception by allowing pharmacists to prescribe birth control pills.
Reps. Joel Kitchens of Sturgeon Bay and Mary Felzkowski of Irma and Sen. Kathy Bernier of Chippewa Falls touted the bill's dual benefits: cutting the high public cost of unplanned pregnancies while addressing the "intergenerational cycle of poverty" perpetuated by lack of access to birth control.
In a public hearing before the Assembly Health Committee, Kitchens ci...

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