Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez called for easier access to birth control.
The first-term congresswoman from New York suggested women shouldn't have to pay top dollar for prescriptions — or at all for that matter.
Birth control should be over-the-counter, pass it on," she wrote on Twitter on Friday along with the followup tweet, "(IT should be free, too—like in the UK!)".
Under the U.K.'s National Health Service, women are able to receive contraception, including three varieties of birth control pills, without having to pay for it.
Access to contraceptives is openly available at community contraception clinics throughout the country in addition to sexual health clinics.
Doctors, of course, are also able to give them out for free to patients.
Birth control isn't the only health care product Ocasio-Cortez is hoping to make it easier to access. »