Improving women's access to birth control is one of the best ways to help prevent unintended pregnancy and thus reduce the need for abortion. Everyone can agree on that, right?
Actually, there are anti-contraception groups working to take away birth control coverage from women.
Let’s start at the top. What is no-cost birth control? It means that women would be able to get their prescriptions for birth control filled without a copay. This is especially important for women who cannot afford copays or other charges that some insurance plans require for prescription contraception.
The federal health-care law requires newly issued health plans to cover—at no cost—certain preventive-health services that are specific to women. The Obama administration's final policy will make sure women of all faiths who work at religiously affiliated hospitals, universities, and service organizations will get contraceptive coverage. It guarantees that women will not encounter any barriers from their bosses or insurance plans in getting birth control without a copay.
Anti-contraception forces, led by members of Congress and groups like the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, want to repeal this policy. They want to allow a boss who opposes birth control to deny coverage to employees.
- Use our Facebook app to find out how much you or a woman in your life could save once birth control is available to you or her at no cost. Then share the app with your friends.
- Watch our video about what no-cost birth control will mean to folks in our office.
- Tell us what you would do with the money you'll save from no-cost birth control.
- Learn more about our campaign and the importance of no-cost birth control.
News & Updates
Staff and volunteers of NARAL Pro-Choice America joined Planned Parenthood and National Women's Law Center to deliver your comments in support of no-cost birth control to the Department of Health and Human Services.
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Statement on Court Action Regarding Contraceptive Coverage - July 27, 2012