DES PLAINES, Ill. – Women in Illinois would find it easier to access birth control under legislation being backed by state Rep. Marty Moylan, D-Des Plaines.  The bill would allow adult women to obtain birth control from a local pharmacist, without having to schedule a trip to the doctor.

“Women should be able to access birth control without the burden of having to make a special trip to the doctor,” Moylan said. “This bill is about making it easier for adult women to make decisions about their own bodies.”

The measure would allow pharmacies to prescribe and dispense contraceptive medicines to women over the age of 18, without necessitating a visit to their doctor. Women under the age of 18 will be given the same access, if they have a previous prescription from their primary care doctor, or a women’s healthcare practitioner. Moylan sees the opportunity to back this legislation as a way to empower the women of Illinois.

“This commonsense piece of legislation can make a huge difference for women by allowing them to access contraception quickly and conveniently,” Moylan said. “I am committed to fighting to preserve the rights of women here in Illinois.”

For more information, please contact Moylan’s full-time constituent service office at 847-635-6821 or

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55th District

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