Oregonians may not need to wait for the FDA to get over-the-counter access to the emergency contraceptive Plan B.

While the FDA stalls, the Oregon Senate approved a bill on Tuesday by a lopsided 22-6 margin making the medicine available without a prescription, as the Kaiser Daily Reproductive Health Report notes.

This is great news. If the Oregon House follows suit, Oregon’s abortion rate and unintended birth rate will both decline, and it’s population growth will abate slightly.

The Corvallis Gazette-Times has more.