Power to Decide CEO Ginny Ehrlich Participates in 2018 Women’s March in Washington, D.C.

Press release

Power to Decide CEO Ginny Ehrlich Participates in 2018 Women’s March in Washington, D.C.

January 19, 2018
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Washington, D.C. — In response to the threats to civil rights, healthcare reform, reproductive health, LGBTQ rights and much more, millions participated in the women’s march last year. Power to Decide will continue to fight so that all young people—no matter who they are or where they live—have access to quality sex education and to no-cost or low-cost contraception. In anticipation of the march, Ginny Ehrlich, CEO, Power to Decide, issued the following statement:

“I know that I stand with millions of people when expressing my grave concerns about the actions that this Administration has taken to cut and restrict programs that support young people in accessing the information and services they need to decide if, when, and under what circumstances to get pregnant. We must remember that there is strength in numbers and together we can support all young people – no matter who they are or where they live – to decide their futures on their own terms. As we march this weekend, let’s remember that access to birth control is basic health care and has made so much possible for millions of women over the past four decades. Our young people deserve the same opportunities that existed for my generation. We must fight for their futures by protecting their access to information and contraception so they can all live life on their own terms.”

WHO: Ginny Ehrlich, CEO, Power to Decide

WHAT: Available for comment regarding the following:

  • Continued access to no co-pay contraception for millions of women;
  • Sustaining a strong network of safety-net clinics providing high-quality contraceptive care through the Title X family planning program and Medicaid;
  • Making certain that all young people have the sexual health information they need to plan their futures;
  • The strong support for birth control across all political, religious and racial/ethnic groups;
  • The more than 19 million women in need living in contraceptive deserts – meaning that they lack reasonable access to the full range of contraceptive methods.

WHEN: Saturday, January 20, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

WHERE: Please contact Julian Teixeira at 202-365-2273 or Paloma Zuleta at 202-812-4477

Power to Decide is a private, non-partisan, non-profit organization that works to ensure all people—no matter who they are, where they live, or what their economic status might be—have the power to decide if, when, and under what circumstances to get pregnant. Please visit us at www.PowerToDecide.org or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.