Rally for Affordable Birth Control TODAY!


My favorite ladies & gents at NYU — Voices for Choice, NOW-NYU and Law Students for Reproductive Justice — are holding a rally in Washington Square Park today for affordable birth control. Contraception prices have skyrocketed on college campuses because of a Congressional oversight in the Deficit Reduction Act which now prevents college health centers and health care providers like Planned Parenthood from purchasing contraception at a discounted rate. As a result, birth control prices have been jacked up to two to three times their previous cost.

Come out and send a message to Congress that this is unacceptable, and that we demand restored access to contraception for students and low-income women. The details of the rally:

Monday, November 12th
Washington Square Park

They’ve also got a fine list of speakers, including Representative Joseph Crowley; Joan Malin, President and CEO of Planned Parenthood of NYC; NYC Council Speaker Christine Quinn; and the fabulous Meena Shah of NYU Voices for Choice.

It’s another event I wish I could make. Someone let me know how it goes!

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6 comments for “Rally for Affordable Birth Control TODAY!

  1. jon
    November 12, 2007 at 9:42 am

    How about a rally to make birth control pills available over the counter?

  2. Kelly
    November 12, 2007 at 10:13 am

    Why does this even have to be debated? Can people ever get past their own bias to see the harm we are doing to the future of our country?

    Huh. I guess this is pretty much my response to everything, from the “war” to decent health care.

    My heart is marching with you guys out there today!

  3. November 12, 2007 at 12:27 pm

    Good luck to everyone! My best wishes to you all!!! ((kisses))

  4. Ms. Clear
    November 12, 2007 at 2:28 pm

    Just a note for others who might be struggling. I was very worried about how to afford my trust BC pills when I changed health insurance. However, Target is carrying my brand of generic pills, Tri-Sprintec, for $9/pack. I had called PP previously, but it is now up to $25/pack.

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