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Anti-choice extremists are committed to restricting access to birth control. Your gift will help us make sure women get the access they need.

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Exposing Anti-Choice Crisis Pregnancy Centers

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What can be done about pharmacists who refuse to fill women's prescriptions for birth control?

Laws that guarantee women's access to prescriptions are becoming increasingly necessary to address the growing issue that some pharmacists refuse to fill women's legally prescribed birth control. Some pharmacists even go so far as to lecture women, humiliate them at the counter, or refuse to hand back a prescription. When a woman walks into a pharmacy with a birth-control prescription from her doctor, she should walk out with the medication—without intimidation, delay, or harassment.

Current State Laws

7 states guarantee that women’s birth-control prescriptions will be filled: CA, IL, ME, NV, NJ, WA, WI.

  • 2 states also require pharmacies to dispense over-the-counter emergency contraception: IL, WA.
View a map of all states with Guaranteed Access to Prescriptions.

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