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We believe all people deserve access to birth control and other preventive care.

South Dakotans deserve easy access to affordable birth control and other preventive services in order to plan their families, finish their education, and pursue their dreams.

Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, all preventive care, including birth control, is covered by health insurance with no additional cost.  But South Dakota politicians have chosen not to expand Medicaid, and as a result, thousands of South Dakotans still lack health care coverage.

In South Dakota, legislators have done nothing to stop pharmacists from refusing to administer birth control prescriptions and emergency contraceptives if they choose not to, based on personal beliefs. This blocks women’s access to their basic and necessary health care.

No new legislation on contraception is expected this session, but the fight continues to protect Medicaid funding so that more South Dakotans, regardless of income, can have access to birth control.

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