Women gain record power in state legislatures

Nevada state Sen. Pat Spearman, a Democrat and chief majority whip, successfully shepherded legislation in 2020 requiring pharmacists to honor 12-month doctors’ prescriptions for birth control pills, over the objections of some male lawmakers. “We had men on a committee making statements like, ‘if you give them a whole year’s supply, they are going to sell them,’” Spearman recalled in a phone interview. “People don’t get them to sell them, they get them to use them.” Women in the Nevada legislature, the only one with a female majority, brought focus to the issue, Spearman said. “There’s no dou…

Read More

HEDGE accordingly