Gov. Brown Signs Bill Easing Birth Control Access

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LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- Governor Jerry Brown was in Los Angeles Saturday morning to sign a bill that makes it easier for women to obtain birth control.

Brown appeared at the Planned Parenthood Los Angeles headquarters in South L.A. to sign Assembly Bill 2348, which will allow registered nurses, midwives, nurse practitioners and physician's assistants to dispense and administer contraceptives in a clinic setting.

"At a time when some seek to turn back the clock and restrict women’s health choices, California is expanding access to birth control and reaffirming every woman’s basic Constitutional rights," said Brown.

Assembly member Holly Mitchell (D-Los Angeles), the bill's author, says the signing of the law is the culmination of a hard-fought effort to expand access to birth control.

"Today, women who would not have otherwise had access to hormonal contraceptives can declare a victory," Mitchell said.

The new law goes into effect Jan. 1.

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