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By: Associated Press November 8, 2019 10:53 am

MADISON, Wis. (AP) The Republican-controlled state Assembly has passed a bill opposed by anti-abortion groups that would provide more access to birth control.

The bill approved Thursday with bipartisan support would allow pharmacists to prescribe hormonal contraceptive patches and birth-control pills to anyone 18 or older. Under current law, only doctors can prescribe them.

Anti-abortion groups are opposed to the measure, arguing that increasing access to birth control encourages premarital sex and the odds of unintended pregnancies and abortions....