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Anti-choice extremists are committed to restricting access to birth control. Your gift will help us make sure women get the access they need.

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Guaranteed Access to Prescriptions (GAP)

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Urge Your Members of Congress to Cosponsor the Women's Health Protection Act

The Women's Health Protection Act puts a stop to restrictions and obstacles that prevent women from getting the care they need and deserve. Tell your members of Congress to support it!

Tell Congress: Help Women in The Military Get the Birth Control They Need

More women are on active duty in the military than ever before, and they're being deployed in challenging regions where it's critical they get the health care they need to do their jobs. It's time we as a country address this problem and make sure we improve access for these courageous women serving our country.

Featured Efforts

Exposing Anti-Choice Crisis Pregnancy Centers

Anti-choice CPCs mislead and manipulate people facing unintended pregnancies. Learn More »

What can be done about pharmacists who refuse to fill women's prescriptions for birth control?

Measures that guarantee women's access to prescriptions are becoming increasingly necessary to address the growing issue that some pharmacists refuse to fill women's legally prescribed birth control. Some pharmacists even go so far as to lecture women, humiliate them at the counter, or refuse to hand back a prescription. When a woman walks into a pharmacy with a birth-control prescription from her doctor, she should walk out with the medication—without intimidation, delay, or harassment.

Current State Measures

7 states guarantee that women’s birth-control prescriptions will be filled: CA, IL, ME, NV, NJ, WA, WI.

  • 2 states also require pharmacies to dispense over-the-counter emergency contraception: IL, WA.
View a map of all states with Guaranteed Access to Prescriptions (GAP).

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