SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (IOCI RADIO) – A new state law increases access to birth control by letting pharmacists issue it over the counter.
“Until now, too many women have struggled to get the pill,” bill sponsor State Sen. Melinda Bush of Grayville said.
“No longer will women have to try and fit in an appointment with a doctor to get a prescription,” Gov. JB Pritzker said.
The new law takes effect January 1, letting specially trained pharmacists counsel customers on their best options for birth control and then dispense the medication without a prescription.