New York’s New Birth Control Regulations Advance Reproductive Rights in New York

June 30, 2017
Contact: Christie Petrone, 646-520-3504, [email protected]

National Institute for Reproductive Rights applauds new regulations protect and support Women’s Health in the face of Federal threats

The National Institute for Reproductive Health (NIRH) applauds New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s new birth control regulations. Under these regulations, doctors in New York can instruct pharmacists to dispense 12 months of birth control at once, safeguarding women from unintended pregnancies which can happen in lapses between prescriptions for birth control.

“With an anti-choice President, a health care bill that takes aim at reproductive health care, and the threat of Roe v. Wade being overturned, it is more important than ever to safeguard access to reproductive health at the state level. Through these regulations, Governor Cuomo has set an example by protecting and enhancing birth control coverage for New York residents,” said NIRH President Andrea Miller. “States around the country should take note of this action and help lead the movement to protect health care for women.”

The National Institute for Reproductive Health will continue to pro-actively arm states across the country with the tools they need to pass legislation that safeguards access to abortion and contraception, regardless of what happens at the federal level. In the absence of protection at the Federal level, it is through activism at the State level that we can make sure reproductive rights are protected.