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Senator Tim Kaine Backs Birth Control Bill

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U.S. Senator Tim Kaine U.S. Senator Tim Kaine
RICHMOND, Va. (WVIR) -

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, D-VA, is backing a bill he says will secure women's access to contraception at pharmacies.

Kaine and many of his fellow Democrats in the U.S. Senate have cosponsored the "Access to Birth Control Act."

They say this legislation would ensure women with valid prescriptions for birth control are not denied or intimidated when requesting these products.

"There are a number of states where there are significant barriers toward women having contraception access,” Kaine said. “If it's a constitutional right, you should be entitled to seek this kind of medical care and not have arbitrary barriers put in your way."

The bill would mandate that pharmacies order the prescription or refer the woman to another store if they don't have the requested type of contraception.

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