Utah Rep. Mia Love pushes for over-the-counter birth control

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Mia Love says that though she's opposed to abortion, she's sponsoring a bill that would allow women to get over-the-counter birth control pills.

Love told Utah lawmakers on Thursday that she feels it's her duty to protect life but it's not her job to tell people how to plan their families.

She says that while emergency contraception, known as Plan B, is available over the counter, women need the same access to a "Plan A."

Love's legislation allowing women to get contraception pills without a prescription was introduced in early January. It has not yet had a hearing in Congress.

She sponsored a similar bill last year, but it didn't make it out of committee.

Love said her plan may be controversial but she says women need options.

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