Birth control is about equality for women. Using birth control lets women plan when and whether to have a family. In fact, 98 percent of women use birth control at some point in their lives.
Many anti-choice activists oppose birth control just as much as they oppose abortion.
- They work to block women's access to birth control at pharmacies and hospitals.
- They lie about birth control to perpetuate a myth that it causes an abortion. Birth control is not abortion.
There are many ways to make sure that women get the birth control they need. Better access means fewer unintended pregnancies.
- Emergency contraception (EC) can prevent pregnancy if used up to five days after sex.
- Pharmacies should not be able to refuse to fill a woman's prescription for birth control.
- The government should make sure that low-income women can afford birth control at family-planning clinics.
- If an insurance company covers prescription drugs, it should cover prescription birth control, too.
News & Updates
We're thrilled that the Obama administration stood on the side of science and announced that it would comply with a federal judge's ruling that emergency contraception (EC) be made available over the counter to all women without age restrictions.
We welcome news of a court order to lift restrictions on over-the-counter emergency contraception and make the medication more accessible to all women.