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The TL;DR: People want health care

Sexual and reproductive health is super important to the vast majority of Americans — across the country people support more, not less, access to services. 

Don’t believe me? Here’s what the polls say:

  • About 8 in 10 adults believe abortion is personal — a decision best made between a woman and her doctor. 
  • 85% of Americans want abortion to be legal. Let me say that again: 85% of the people in this country believe abortion should be legal. 
  • Today, 64% of U.S. adults say they oppose the 2022 Supreme Court decision to take away our federal constitutional right to abortion by overturning Roe v Wade.

The vast majority of people want access to birth control. 

  • 89% of Americans support legal access to birth control pills. 
  • 71% of voters believe people should be able to get over-the-counter birth control pills. 
  • 91% of voters believe that if abortion is banned, birth control should be free and widely available. 

Bottom line?

Mostly everyone in the country wants legal sexual and reproductive health services — and they want that care to be easy to get.

You might be wondering: Why do politicians across the country want to cut access and make this so hard? Simple. It’s because their goal is to control your body and your decisions — and punish people (mainly women — no surprise) for having sex.

They're out of touch with the American people, who agree: You should be making your own decisions about your body and you ought to have the freedom to get the care you need to do so. Period.

Tags: Access to Health Care, Sexual and Reproductive Health

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