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Support Access To Birth Control

Support Access To Birth Control

Birth control gives women and girls freedom – the freedom to go to school, advance their careers, and plan families when they’re ready. The Trump administration is threatening this freedom for the 62.4 million women whose birth control is covered under the Affordable Care Act. Officials want to give employers who don’t believe in contraception for religious or moral reasons the power to cut this essential benefit from their insurance. Now is your chance to speak up. Tell the Trump administration to keep their hands off our birth control! Email acting Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Eric Hargan now.