I think most of us here at BMG realize that birth control is basic health care for women, but some politicians disagree and want to roll back key protections for essential preventive care that were provided by health care reform.
That’s why we’re asking you to stand up for affordable birth control. Get creative and take a photo of yourself with a sign that says why birth control matters to you and send it to us.
We began the month of June celebrating the 47th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s historic decision to legalize birth control in the Griswold vs. Connecticut case. And before this month is over, the Supreme Court will make another important decision – this time on the Affordable Care Act, which would make birth control more accessible to the women who need it most by requiring insurers to cover prescription birth control with no out-of-pocket costs.
At the same time, politicians seek to restrict women’s access to contraception and are intensely committed to undoing key provisions of the Affordable Care Act, a landmark for health care access in the United States.
The birth control that’s best for you will depend on your health concerns, education and career goals, age, relationship status, and your desire for children. Let’s tell politicians why they can’t take away our access to affordable birth control. Here’s what you can do:
- Make a sign that says why birth control is important to you. You can download the template or create your own.
- Take a picture of yourself holding the sign.
- Post the photo to our Facebook page or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.*
Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts will make a video out of all your answers to show politicians why women use birth control for many reasons – and why access to affordable care is essential.
Birth control matters!
*By sharing your photos via our Facebook Page or email, you give permission for these photos to be used for current or future Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts fundraising, advocacy, or media outreach projects, including possibly sharing your words with a variety of audiences, media, or publications. All photos must be of people age 18 or older.