The Ontario NDP is hoping the Doug Ford government will support a motion to provide coverage for birth control under OHIP.

The motion was first introduced(opens in a new tab) on International Women’s Day in March and hopes to cover oral hormone pills, contraceptive injections, copper and hormonal intrauterine devices (IUDs), subdermal implants, and Plan B.

“There’s no doubt that lowering the barriers to accessing contraception can have a huge impact on people’s ability to have control over their family plans and their bodies,” NDP Leader Marit Stiles told reporters on Thursday.

“It’s long overdue, and it’s just common sense.”

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