The Battle Has Begun

Christie Chisholm
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This week, two states considered legislation over access to emergency contraception, but to very different ends. A bill in Wisconsin sought to ban the drugs on all state college campuses—prohibiting University of Wisconsin System health centers from advertising, prescribing or dispensing emergency contraception. The Wisconsin Assembly approved the bill on Thursday; and now it's headed to the state Senate for debate. If the bill passes, Wisconsin will be the first state in the nation to approve such legislation.

But while the Wisconsin Assembly was voting to limit their state's access to emergency contraception, on the same day New Hampshire was expanding its own. On Thursday, New Hampshire became the seventh state (New Mexico is one of the other six) to allow pharmacists to dispense emergency contraception without a prescription.

Should we whip out the tally?

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