Bow down to the old line state.

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Maryland just passed the most progressive birth control law and we couldn’t be more thrilled!

The new law gets rid of all out-of-pocket costs for birth control, vasectomies and emergency contraceptives (Plan B, etc.) as well as any pre-authorization needed for IUDs.

Even more shocking? The law was passed under a republican governor. (Yes, you read that correctly.)

The law officially kicks in January 2018.

Ok, other 49 states: your move.

Lena Finkel is the Editor and Founder of Femestella. Prior to starting Femestella, she worked at People, InStyle, and Tiger Beat. Her favorite Housewife is Bethenny Frankel and when she’s not watching RHONY, you can probably find her obsessing over her tuxedo cat Tom or hoarding drugstore lipsticks.

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