Congressman Dr. Bill Cassidy made comments during an interview recently that seem to suggest  he supports the sale of over-the-counter birth control. The United State's Senate candidate was asked on LSU's Tiger TV whether he thought the government should make it easier for young sexually active people to get birth control. Here's what Mr. Cassidy had to say,

"If the docs who care for women, think that's the way it should be, then that's the way it should be.Then we should just remove the government from the decision and allow it to be sold over the counter."

Cassidy was referring to a recommendation made by the College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. The current laws allow the sale of birth control medicines for women to be sold via prescription only. Many people believe that the process of seeing a doctor and the added expense of paying for an office visit are primary reasons that some sexually active young people are not using available birth control methods.

Tiger TV is a student run media outlet that serves the  LSU campus. Dr. Cassidy's comments were reported in a story published by the Louisiana Radio Network.

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