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House approves bill to put menstrual products in schools

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Alabama schools could soon be required to provide menstrual products after the Alabama House approved a bill 97-0.

The bill by Rep. Rolanda Hollis would require public schools to make feminine hygiene products available to students. It now moves to the Alabama Senate, though there are only a few days left in the session.

Hollis said "period poverty" affects every county in the state and that she was inspired by 13-year-old twins Brooke and Breanna Bennet who work to distribute menstrual products to students in need.

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