Affordable family planning. Sounds simple, doesn't it? Sure -- but in state after state, and even in Washington, D.C., extremist legislators are moving aggressively to restrict women's access to birth control.
That's right. They're not just going after abortion; it's birth control too. Help NOW fight back.
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As I write, I am still savoring our victory in Mississippi, where voters resoundingly rejected ballot Initiative 26, which would have declared a fertilized egg a "person" under the state's constitution. Not only would all abortion have been criminalized, but emergency contraception, IUDs and many types of birth control pills would have been outlawed as well. Even a miscarriage could have triggered a criminal investigation!
But make no mistake: Extremists are continuing to move aggressively to defund family planning clinics in many states including Indiana, Kansas, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, South Dakota, Texas and Wisconsin. These and other harsh anti-choice measures leave vulnerable women without access to reproductive health services and are wildly out of step with the values and desires of the vast majority of people in this country. We are working to turn the tide, and you can help.
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