In a recent ranking by the  Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR), Oregon was chosen as the  best state for women’s reproductive rights , and for good reason. The state passed a law earlier this month making it possible to  buy birth control over the counter without a doctor’s prescription, which will make it much easier for women throughout the state to get the protection they need. Oregon doesn’t have any restrictive abortion laws on the books, such as waiting periods or requiring parental consent or notification for minors. The state also provides public funding for abortions, and 78 percent of Oregon women live in a county with an abortion provider, according to the IWPR, which is pretty high for the U.S.