Defunding the Police: What it Means and Why Planned Parenthood Supports It
Planned Parenthood — in solidarity with patients, staff, and supporters — stands with the Movement for Black Lives’ call to defund the police. Defunding the police means investing less in militarizing police forces and investing more in community-based solutions, education, and health care.
A number of faith-based organizations, if they get their way, will prevent their employees from accessing birth control without copay. Tell the Obama administration: No changes to no-copay birth control access!
Right now, more than 40 for-profit companies (almost all owned exclusively by men) are suing the federal government because they don’t want to allow their employees to have the no-copay birth control insurance coverage required by the Affordable Care Act.
On March 23 — the Affordable Care Act’s sixth anniversary — the Supreme Court is hearing an oral argument from bosses trying to block women from the very promise the ACA made to them: birth control coverage without a copay.
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.