Iowa Democrats and Republicans are both calling for increased access to birth control in Iowa.


Iowa House Republicans have included over-the-counter birth control in a larger bill maternal healthcare bill from the governor's office.

HF 427 would also increase funding to pregnancy crisis centers, create a state-funded family medicine obstetrical fellowship program and provides more resources for maternal healthcare in rural Iowa.

Rep. Devon Wood (R-New Market), who's running that bill in the Iowa House, says House Republicans are still discussing possible changes on the plan and the birth control piece.

"I'm still having those conversations with the rest of our House Republican caucus and seeing what our path forward is going to be," Wood said.

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