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Bill to allow women to get year supply of birth control headed to Virginia Governor’s desk

Del. Eileen Filler-Corn’s bill to allow women to obtain a year’s supply of birth control pills at one time, passed the House on February 7th, cleared the Senate Feb. 16 and will be sent to the Governor’s desk.

HB 2267 will require health insurance plans that cover contraceptives to allow women to purchase a year’s supply of birth control pills at one time.

“Access to safe, reliable birth control will benefit many throughout the Commonwealth,” said Del. Eileen Filler-Corn of Virginia’s 41st District. “My bill will empower women to better plan their lives, careers and families. I am proud that this commonsense measure passed with broad bipartisan support. This is a major victory for Virginia women.”

A study by the University of California’s Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health found that a 12-month supply of birth control decreases unplanned pregnancies by 30 percent, compared to a supply of one or three months.

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