Did you know that one in five women in the U.S. has visited a Planned Parenthood health center at least once in her life? Many of these women live in low-income communities and without these centers, they would lack critical access to reproductive health and family planning services as many of them cannot afford to see a private doctor.
If there has ever been a time to stand up for and stand by Planned Parenthood, that time is now. Each year, Planned Parenthood provides reproductive health services to 5 million women and men, yet over the past year this administration has been trying to cut a significant amount of Planned Parenthood’s funding and is now taking direct aim at birth control coverage for 62.4 million women across the country.
In a statement from Cecile Richards, President, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, she notes:
“The Trump administration just took direct aim at birth control coverage for 62 million women. This is an unacceptable attack on basic health care that the vast majority of women rely on. With this rule in place, any employer could decide that their employees no longer have health insurance coverage for birth control.
We’re talking about a fundamental right -- to be able to decide whether and when you want to have children."
Not everyone will agree with the stance that we take, but the bottom line is this: We won’t back down when it comes to women’s rights. And we encourage you to stand with us. You can still send a message to the Trump administration about why copay-free birth control matters.