Although the op-ed might seem like a shift to the left for the Catholic governor, Jindal also reiterated his conservative reasoning behind his support for the issue.

First, he made clear if oral contraception was more readily available, employers currently mandated to provide it under President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act would not need to do so…

Second, he touted the impact it could have on individual buyers, saying “it’s time to put purchasing power back in the hands of consumers.”

Finally, he said if oral contraception is available over-the-counter, this would put an end to the politicization of the issue.