Reason: Ted Cruz and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Join Push for Over-the-Counter Birth Control

News|6.13.19

Over-the-counter pill proposals gain ground. It’s a rare policy that brings together the likes of staunch conservatives like Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and socialist stars like New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez—especially when the policy is undeniably libertarian. But anything goes in 2019, and for a change it’s working out in a way that favors freedom.

Cruz and Ocasio-Cortez want to make birth control pills available over-the-counter (OTC)—i.e., without requiring users to get annual prescriptions from a doctor or pharmacy.

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