News Free birth control in New York pushed by AG Schneiderman Contraception in New York would remain free under legislation proposed by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. Photo Credit: Getty Images / Drew Angerer By Alison Fox email@example.com @AlisonFox January 11, 2017 3:31 PM Print Share Share Tweet Share Email Attorney General Eric Schneiderman proposed legislation on Wednesday to protect New Yorkers’ access to contraception coverage. If passed, the legislation would ensure that contraception would be made available to residents cost-free, as it currently is under the Affordable Care Act, according to Schneiderman’s office. Republicans in Congress have vowed to repeal the Affordable Care Act, commonly referred to as Obamacare. “New Yorkers have a right to comprehensive, cost-free access to birth control,” Schneiderman said in a statement. “With the Affordable Care Act under attack in Washington, it’s all the more critical that New York act now to protect these rights.” recommended reading Republican-led Senate takes first step to repeal Obamacare The bill, called The Comprehensive Contraception Coverage Act of 2017, would, among other things, require state-governed health insurance policies to provide the cost-free contraception for all FDA-approved methods of birth control, including emergency contraception, according to Schneiderman’s office. It also calls for providing a year’s worth of contraceptive at a time. Once the legislation is formally introduced by Schneiderman, it is handed down to legislative leaders who then determine the bill’s sponsors. By Alison Fox firstname.lastname@example.org @AlisonFox Alison covers law enforcement and breaking news. She previously worked at The Wall Street Journal, and has a master’s degree from Northwestern University and bachelor’s from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments Comments section is temporarily on hold. Here’s why.