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, corporate bosses, 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.
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- Watch our video about what no-cost birth control will mean to folks in our office.
- Learn more about our campaign and the importance of no-cost birth control.
News & Updates
2013 saw its fair share of attacks on women’s reproductive freedom. Clearly these anti-choice politicians aren’t heeding Ron Burgundy’s advice to “Stay classy.” Check out some of the worst anti-choice statements from 2013 on our Buzzfeed.
The Supreme Court announced that it would take up two cases arguing that bosses have the right to deny their employees birth-control coverage. Check out seven bosses you would never want in charge of your access to birth control on our BuzzFeed page.
NARAL Pro-Choice America President Ilyse Hogue went on Hardball to discuss the Supreme Court's decision to hear cases about the no-cost birth-control benefit in the Affordable Care Act.
Will Bosses Be Able to Deny Women Birth Control? - November 26, 2013