Orange County Supervisor Katrina Foley Applauds FDA Approval of First Over-the-Counter Birth Control

Orange County Supervisor Katrina Foley released a statement following the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) approval of the nation’s first daily hormonal over-the-counter contraceptive pill. 

“Expanding access to birth control gives women the freedom to control their lives, their health, and their future,” Supervisor Katrina Foley said. “As elected officials across the country look to restrict bodily autonomy and reproductive rights, Orange County remains a safe place for people seeking reproductive care. I will continue to work with health professionals to explore ways to address maternal health care needs in Orange County.” 

Supervisor Foley remains a consistent advocate for every woman’s right to choose and make decisions over their own body. On the Board, Supervisor Foley continues to approve funding for maternal health care services for underserved communities.


Orange County Supervisor Katrina Foley was elected to the Board of Supervisors in 2022 to represent the newly established District 5, which includes the cities of Aliso Viejo, Costa Mesa, Dana Point, a large portion of Irvine, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Woods, Newport Beach, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, as well as the unincorporated areas of Coto de Caza, Emerald Bay, Ladera Ranch, Las Flores, Rancho Mission Viejo, Stonecliffe and Wagon Wheel. This is her second term on the Board of Supervisors, where she previously served District 2.

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  1. Too bad there aren’t pills for more of the bad decisions people make but only realize “the morning after.” Sad thing about this pill is that what is being “remedied” is the result of behavior that was completely preventable if men and women would only be less hedonistic and would only think ahead of time about their behaviors. While any good Catholic (or other Christian, for that matter, any good Jew or Muslim) knows that life begins at conception, people nowadays consider themselves “safe” if “just taking this little pill” will prevent the egg from progressing so early in human development.

    Nice puff piece for Supervisor Foley. Is the reporter in good with the Supervisor’s team?; good bet it is so.

    Nice that a county supervisor is concerned about maternal health. Maternal Health historically meant health of the mother and developing human. Seems now it’s only about relegating the end a life decision to a woman without considering the man’s liability in this decision, whether killing the life of fostering its development from conception to adulthood.

    How proud Ms. Foley, who is so respected amongst her BOS peers and the county as a whole, must be to speak so boldly and publicly about pills that can remedy a bad decision so quickly after it’s inception. Is there a pill that can remove my decision to have voted for her? Nope, just the next election might solve that problem. In the meantime, I will offer a prayer for her soul to the effect that she is swayed by lesser authorities as she advocates for poor behavior.

    • Typos:
      1) “…killing the life OR (not “for”) fostering its development from conception to adulthood.

      2) “…remedy a bad decision so quickly after ITS’ (not “it’s”) inception.”

    • I do not know Foley. I have never met her, but I do like her politics for the most part. Thank you for your comments and point of view.

        • The piece was submitted by Stefanie Lao and I posted it because I think it is important to know what our representatives do. Sorry for the confusion.