This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet
Bill allowing OTC access to emergency contraceptives remains in contention as state conferees work to reach agreement on status of parental consent amendment added in House but removed by Senate committee. Virginia's legislative session was scheduled to end Feb. 24, and conferees had yet to meet as of Feb. 23. HB 2782 passed the House Feb. 1 (1"The Tan Sheet" Feb. 5, p. 13). It now appears parental consent clause, which advocates say weakens bill, will come down to close vote in Republican-controlled legislature
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