The Oregon legislature passed a measure on Wednesday night that could be an incredible victory for reproductive rights in the state. Among many new protections, the Reproductive Health Equity Act of 2017 requires insurers to offer coverage for reproductive health services at no cost, protect abortion rights even if Roe v. Wade is overturned, and allocate public funds for postpartum care for low-income Oregonians.
The measure, also known as House Bill 3391, now awaits Gov. Kate Brown’s signature.
“When a woman has access to contraceptives, she tends to have fewer children. Families can devote more resources to each child’s nutrition, health, and education, setting them up for a better future. Women are freer to work outside the home, earn an income, and contribute to the economy.”
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