SALEM, OR -- Representative Knute Buehler's (R-Bend) legislation allowing women to purchase birth control without a doctor's visit has passed out of a Senate committee.
The legislation would allow birth control to be sold behind the counter at local pharmacies without a physician visit or a prescription.
The contraceptives would still be covered by insurance. Representative Buehler believes this bill will reduce unintended pregnancies and improve women's health.
The bill now goes to the Senate floor for a full vote.