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  • PLANNED PARENTHOOD
  • TRAP LAWS
  • BIRTH CONTROL
Winning Issue » BIRTH CONTROL


Family planning, including contraceptive birth control, enables women to have the number of children they wish at the time they wish to have them. This ability gives women control over their reproductive lives, protects their health, allows them to plan their future and invest in their careers. Obamacare gave nearly 63 million women coverage of the full range of FDA-approved contraceptive methods, saving them $1.4 billion on birth control pills alone. Research shows women who do not use contraception, or who have gaps in contraception, or who use contraception inconsistently or incorrectly account for 95% of all unintended pregnancies. In 2018, there were nearly 4 million births and 862,000 abortions - down from 926,000 in 2014. Emergency contraception, sometimes referred to as Plan B or the morning-after pill, works like other hormonal birth control and does not harm or terminate an already-established pregnancy. This contraceptive is 95% effective in preventing pregnancy. Nearly 66% of women of reproductive age are currently using a contraceptive method.

Contraception opponents claim contraception separates sex from reproduction and leads to promiscuity and disease. Supporters say studies have shown these concerns to be unfounded, and claim access to contraception is a protected fundamental right which should not be impeded by another's personal beliefs.

Proposed Legislation: H.R.2182 - Access to Birth Control Act (116th Congress)
Prospective Sponsor: Rep. Carolyn Maloney (NY)



Options


  • I oppose reforming current contraception policy and wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of Speaker Nancy Pelosi (CA).
  • I support requiring a pharmacy that receives FDA-approved drugs or devices in interstate commerce shall maintain compliance with the following:

    1.) If a customer requests a contraceptive that is in stock, the pharmacy shall ensure the contraceptive or the medication related to a contraceptive is provided to the customer without delay.

    2.) If a customer requests a contraceptive that is not in stock the pharmacy shall offer the customer to locate a pharmacy of the customer’s choice or the closest pharmacy confirmed to have the contraceptive in stock, or refer the customer or transfer the prescription to that pharmacy.

    3.) If the customer prefers for the pharmacy to order the contraceptive, the pharmacy shall expedite ordering of the medication and notify the customer when it arrives.

    4.) Allowing monetary fines and civil actions for violations of this bill.

    And wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of Rep. Carolyn Maloney (NY) and/or to an advocate group currently working with this issue.


Winning Option
  • I support requiring a pharmacy that receives FDA-approved drugs or devices in interstate commerce shall maintain compliance with the following:

    1.) If a customer requests a contraceptive that is in stock, the pharmacy shall ensure the contraceptive or the medication related to a contraceptive is provided to the customer without delay.

    2.) If a customer requests a contraceptive that is not in stock the pharmacy shall offer the customer to locate a pharmacy of the customer’s choice or the closest pharmacy confirmed to have the contraceptive in stock, or refer the customer or transfer the prescription to that pharmacy.

    3.) If the customer prefers for the pharmacy to order the contraceptive, the pharmacy shall expedite ordering of the medication and notify the customer when it arrives.

    4.) Allowing monetary fines and civil actions for violations of this bill.

    And wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of Rep. Carolyn Maloney (NY) and/or to an advocate group currently working with this issue.
There has been $0.00 pledged in support of this issue
Trustee Candidates

If elected as a trustee, the campaign committee of Rep. Carolyn Maloney (NY) will be unconditionally awarded the funds pledged to this issue along with a letter requesting her to favorably consider reintroducing H.R.2182 - Access to Birth Control Act (116th Congress).

If elected as a trustee, National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League will be awarded the funds pledged to this issue along with a letter requesting these funds be used to work and advocate for contraception availability.

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Trustee Election - Opening Date
July 19, 2021
Trustee Election - Closing Date
July 26, 2021