A lot of politicians are pushing over-the-counter birth control these days — but there is a right way and a wrong way to do it. The wrong way is promising to make birth control over-the-counter while simultaneously pulling the rug out from under the birth control benefit, like some politicians are doing. The right way to do it is with a new bill in Congress, the Affordability IS Access Act, which would make the birth control pill available over-the-counter while protecting the insurance coverage that keeps it affordable.
June 11, 2015
A new bill in Congress could make the birth control pill available over the counter – while protecting the insurance coverage that keeps it affordable. That means greater access to birth control, for everyone. Right now, lawmakers are deciding where they stand. Ask your senators to co-sponsor the Affordability IS Access Act.
June 9, 2015
Be a PP Defender
Defenders are a core group of supporters who have said they'll give their time to defend Planned Parenthood, the health services they provide, and the people who rely on them — in what just may be the fight of our lives.
Even though birth control became legal and widely available after Griswold, lack of insurance coverage and cost barriers continued to prevent women — particularly lower-income women and women of color — from accessing the birth control they needed.
June 6, 2015
Planned Parenthood brought the case to the Supreme Court that legalized birth control 50 years ago. So what has PP done for birth control lately? A LOT.
June 5, 2015
No other 20th century invention has transformed women’s lives the way birth control has. That’s why we are forever grateful to a woman by the name of Estelle Griswold. Don’t know her? You should. Her activism is a big reason that birth control became legal 50 years ago.
June 3, 2015
This month, women’s health has taken a lot of hits, but it’s not all dark and gloomy! There have been some amazing moments in the world of women’s health this month.
May 29, 2015
Victory for Women! Obama Administration Calls on Insurance Companies to Cover Full Range of Birth Control Methods
Thanks to the Obama administration and women's health advocates, health insurance companies will no longer be able to use loopholes to force women to pay out-of-pocket for birth control that should be copay-free.
May 11, 2015
Five years after the Affordable Care Act (ACA) became law, some health insurance companies are finding loopholes to deny coverage for certain methods of birth control.
May 7, 2015
Ask Your Doctor, then Your Boss, then his Priest If Birth Control Is Right for You. Amy Schumer Nails It
Ask your doctor if birth control is right for you. Then, ask your boss if birth control is right for you. Ask your boss to ask his priest. Find a boy scout and see what he thinks...
May 5, 2015