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    This page contains bill sponsorships in the Senate and House. Bill sponsorships indicate the topics that legislators are most interested in, and spend the most time on.

11-HR2659 on Jul 26, 2011

Bill Sponsorship: Access to Birth Control Act
Source: HR2659&S1415
    Access to Birth Control Act: Amends the Public Health Service Act to require pharmacies to comply with certain rules related to contraceptives, including:
  1. providing a customer a contraceptive without delay if it is in stock;
  2. immediately informing a customer if the contraceptive is not in stock and either transferring the prescription to a pharmacy that has the contraceptive in stock or expediting the ordering of the contraceptive and notifying the customer when it arrives, based on customer preference, except for pharmacies that do not ordinarily stock contraceptives in the normal course of business; and
  3. ensuring that pharmacy employees do not take certain actions relating to a request for contraception, including intimidating, threatening, or harassing customers, interfering with or obstructing the delivery of services, intentionally misrepresenting or deceiving customers about the availability of contraception or its mechanism of action, breaching or threatening to breach medical confidentiality, or refusing to return a valid, lawful prescription.
Provides that this Act does not preempt state law or any professional clinical judgment. Sets forth civil penalties and establishes a a private cause of action for violations of this Act.

Also see the related Senate bill S1415.


    Participating counts on VoteMatch question 1. Question 1: Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right Scores: -2=Strongly oppose; -1=Oppose; 0=neutral; 1=Support; 2=Strongly support.
  • Topic: Abortion
  • Headline: Require pharmacies to fulfill contraceptive prescriptions (Score: 1)
  • Headline 2: Sponsored bill requiring fulfilling contraceptive Rx (Score: 1)

  • Key for participation codes:
  • Sponsorships: p=sponsored; o=co-sponsored; s=signed
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  • Resolutions: i=introduced; w=wrote; a=adopted
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  • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.



Democrats participating in 11-HR2659

Robert Brady s1sPennsylvania Democrat 
David Cicilline s1sRhode Island Democrat 
Emmanuel Cleaver s1sMissouri Democrat 
John Conyers s1sMichigan Democrat 
Sam Farr s1sCalifornia Democrat 
Raul Grijalva s1sArizona Democrat 
Janice Hahn s1sCalifornia Democrat 
Maurice Hinchey s1sNew York Dem/Working-Fam.(Retired 2012) 
Mazie Hirono s1sHawaii Democrat (Senate run 2012) 
Jay Inslee s1sWA Democratic Governor 
Jesse Louis Jackson s1sIllinois Democrat (Resgined 2013) 
Barbara Lee s1sCalifornia Democrat 
Carolyn Maloney s2pNew York Democrat/Liberal 
Gwen Moore s1sWisconsin Democrat 
Chris Murphy s1sConnecticut Democrat (Senate run 2012) 
Eleanor Holmes Norton s1sDistrict of Columbia Democrat 
John Olver s1sMassachusetts Democrat (Retiring 2012) 
Steven Rothman s1sNew Jersey Democrat 
Jackie Speier s1sCalifornia Democrat 
Pete Stark s1sCalifornia Democrat 
Ed Towns s1sNew York Democrat/Liberal (Retiring) 
Henry Waxman s1sCalifornia Democrat 
Lynn Woolsey s1sCalifornia Democrat (Retiring 2012) 



Republicans participating in 11-HR2659



Independents participating in 11-HR2659



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 23
Republicans: 0
Independents: 0


















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