Last updated on: 11/20/2018 | Author: ProCon.org

Sarah Trumble, JD, MPP Biography

Title:
Director of Federal Legislative Campaigns for Everytown for Gun Safety
Position:
Con to the question "Should birth control pills be available over the counter?"
Reasoning:

“Making birth control available without a prescription and at cost won’t make it easier for women to afford contraception. One in three women report having struggled to afford it before the ACA… [P]roposals to allow contraception to be sold over the counter—if we repeal its current coverage as a preventive service without co-pay—would effectively discourage using the very types of contraception that work the best… Limiting birth control to only be available over the counter will cost women more money, reduce their options, and make it harder to access the most effective methods that reduce the need for abortion in this country.”

“Republican Proposals for Over-the-Counter Birth Control,” thirdway.org, Oct. 8, 2014

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
Experts
Individuals with MDs, PhDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to reproductive health issues. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to reproductive health.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Director, Federal Legislative Campaigns, Everytown for Gun Safety, Sep. 2018-present
  • Deputy Director, Federal Affairs, Everytown for Gun Safety, Oct. 2017-Sep. 2018
  • Deputy Director, Social Policy and Politics, Third Way, Mar. 2017-Oct. 2017
  • Deputy Director, Social Policy, Third Way, July 2016-Mar. 2017
  • Senior Policy Counsel, Social Policy and Politics Program, Third Way, Jan. 2015-July 2016
  • Policy Counsel, Social Policy and Politics Program, Third Way, Sep. 2012-Jan. 2015
  • Research Assistant, George Washington University Law School, May 2010-Sep. 2012
  • Intern, Legal Public Policy, National Abortion Federation, May 2012-Aug. 2012
  • Consultant, Third Way, Mar. 2012-July 2012
  • Research Assistant, National Women’s Law Center, Jan. 2012-Mar. 2012
  • Intern, Social Policy and Politics Program, Third Way, May 2011-Aug. 2011
  • Intern, Reproductive Health Policy, National Partnership for Women & Families, Jan. 2011-Apr. 2011
  • Hotline Responder, WomensLaw.org, Oct. 2009-Apr. 2011
  • Grant Consultant, District Alliance for Safe Housing, Oct. 2010-Jan. 2011
  • Law Clerk, District Alliance for Safe Housing, June 2010-Aug. 2010
Education:
  • JD, George Washington University Law School
  • MPP, Trachtenberg School of Public Policy, George Washington University
  • BA, Global Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara
Other:
  • Twitter handle: @sarahetrumble
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Pro & Con Quotes: Should birth control pills be available over the counter?