Press Release: Senator Megan Hunt Introduces Bill to Provide Emergency Contraception to Sexual Assault Survivors
January 22nd, 2019
Lincoln, NE— 1.22.19 — Today Senator Megan Hunt introduced LB555, a bill to require emergency rooms to provide information about emergency contraception to all victims of sexual assault, and to dispense emergency contraception immediately upon request. Emergency contraception refers to a concentrated dose of hormone found in many regular birth control pills that can prevent pregnancy when taken shortly after unprotected intercourse. It does not cause abortion.