Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Emergency Contraception

In September, the Massachusetts legislature passed An Act Providing Timely Access to Emergency Contraception, chapter 91 of 2005, over Governor Romney's veto. Although the act will be effective on December 14, 2005, the Department of Public Health must first pass regulations for its implementation. According to the Boston Globe, "Sally Fogerty, the associate commissioner of the state agency, could not immediately offer a timetable for the new rules." Emergency contraception, and the role of pharmacists in its distribution, has become a hot issue across the country, and so we've put together a new page, Law About Contraception, which provides access to a variety of sources on the debate.