TRENTON, NJ – New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy will be signing into law a bill that will provide greater ease and access to birth control for women in the Garden State.
On Friday, Murphy will be joined by Dr. Maria Sophocles on the statehouse steps in Trenton to formally sign the bill.
“Sen. Shirley Turner’s bill permits pharmacists to provide prescription-free birth control in the state of New Jersey, allowing easier access to contraceptives and reducing the number of unwanted pregnancies in the state,” said a spokesperson for Global Communication Works today. “Women will need to see a clinician for an initial prescription for oral contraceptives, but after being medically cleared can get yearly refills from a pharmacist. New Jersey is the 22nd state to adopt this bill.”