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Opinion | More needs to be done for access to menstruation products, period

Opinion | More needs to be done for access to menstruation products, period

By Anne Marie Yurik, Staff Columnist March 3, 2020
New legislation is necessary, but until government support of free menstrual products becomes more uniform, institutions such as schools, park centers and even businesses should step in to provide. Doing so might hopefully bring more exposure to the issue and encourage large-scale change.
Unlike the United States as a whole, many countries have already stopped taxing menstrual products and acknowledged them as necessities.

Editorial: Remove menstrual product taxes

By The Pitt News Editorial Board November 17, 2019
Taxing them as if they are a choice is inherently discriminatory and dangerous. Pennsylvania — along with all other states — should cut the tax.
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