As we face the real possibility of losing federal protections for safe, legal abortion, we must take action at the state level.
Right now, without Title X, we have to ask every patient to pay something, even if they can’t afford it, because the safety net that was in place for nearly 50 years is gone.
Any attempt to roll back the clock on women’s access to birth control is unacceptable.
The political threats to Planned Parenthood are very real and will harm hundreds of thousands of people, many who already experience significant barriers to health care.
Making birth control available over the counter will prompt insurance companies to discontinue coverage, since most don’t cover any OTC drugs.
Since birth control became legal and widely available, women’s health has improved dramatically; the infant death rate has plummeted.
This election was a rejection of the anti-women’s health agenda that some in Congress have pursued for the last two years and that Mitt Romney would have continued.
For women, preventive care (like cancer screenings and birth control) isn’t a political issue; it’s basic health care and an economic concern.
Anti-women’s-health politicians are trying to take away the law’s benefits, including preventive-care coverage without a co-pay.