The Catholic governor of Louisiana made his recommendation in an opinion piece in today’s Wall Street Journal. Details:
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, a Republican and a potential 2016 presidential candidate, has a solution for the GOP’s birth control problem: Make it over the counter.
“The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists announced its support last month for selling oral contraceptives over the counter without a prescription in the United States,” Jindal writes in Friday’s Wall Street Journal opinion section. “I agree with this opinion, which if embraced by the federal government would take contraception out of the political arena.” Jindal also writes that prescription birth control drives up costs with unnecessary doctors’ visits.
“Democrats have wrongly accused Republicans of being against birth control and against allowing people to use it. That’s hogwash,” Jindal wrote. “But Republicans do want to protect those who have religious beliefs that are opposed to contraception.”
Read Jindal’s full piece here.