Health Care

Conservative lawmakers’ push for contraception access finds mixed results

The debate has underscored a central tension in the GOP post-Roe.
A one-month dosage of hormonal birth control pills is displayed in Sacramento, Calif., Aug. 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

A concerted effort by some conservative lawmakers to enhance contraception access since Roe v. Wade was overturned has led to mixed results in states.

The mostly women-led push has resulted this year in a handful of Republican-led states passing laws to make it easier to stock up on birth control pills. But the legislative debate has also underscored a central tension in the GOP, one that’s scuttled attempts in other states.

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