May 10, 2018

McCombie joins other GOP members in criticizing bill allowing pharmacists to prescribe birth control

A pharmacist handing contraceptives to a minor is unacceptable

Introduced at the April 27 House floor debate, HB274, sponsored by Rep. Michelle Mussman (D-Schaumburg), would allow pharmacists to administer birth control contraceptives to consumers of any age without a doctor’s exam or prescription.

“So, a 12-year-old might be able to go into a pharmacy and get a birth control pill but would not be able to get a cold medication that requires a prescription,” Bryant said before yielding the rest of her time back to Rep. Tony McCombie (R-Savanna), who asked if a 12-year-old would be able to purchase a condom under her bill.

“Yes,” Mussman said.

Passing by 12 votes at 57-45, HB274 will now move to the Senate floor for debate and vote.

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