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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