Emergency contraception could have a home on every campus in Illinois

Public university students across the state could soon have expanded access to emergency contraception on campus, if a new bill passes through the General Assembly.

State Rep. Barbara Hernandez, D-Aurora, is the chief sponsor of a bill mandating that all Illinois public universities have a vending machine that dispenses emergency contraception on campus, in a place that is accessible after hours and on the weekends. HB4247 aims to ease the stress of students who need emergency contraception when the student health center or pharmacies may not be accessible.

Kelly Cleland, executive director of the American Society for Emergency Contraception, testified in support of the bill before the House Higher Education committee on Wednesday….”

By Molly
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