Senator wants Tennessee to have over-the-counter birth control

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Over-the-counter birth control doesn’t exist in Tennessee yet, but it’s already law in Oregon and California.

However, one of the people who helps make Tennessee’s laws wants our state to be next.

“This is as close to an official announcement as there is,” Senator Steve Dickerson told News 2.

Dickerson wants to make birth control more accessible to women.

He’s also an anesthesiologist and has kept his plans quiet until now.

“The fact that you had the story last week on this same subject actually pushed me forward about a week earlier than I anticipated,” said Senator Dickerson.

Steve Dickerson (Photo: WKRN)
Steve Dickerson (Photo: WKRN)

He said he has been doing research for months and believes the bill fills a need.

Talking to his constituents prompted him to take on the legislation.

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