The Power to Decide Team Says #ThxBirthControl

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The Power to Decide Team Says #ThxBirthControl

by De'Jonnae Boyd
October 8, 2018
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When we say everyone loves birth control, we mean it! Nearly 94% of all adults agree that all people—regardless of who they are or where they live—deserve the power to decide if, when, and under what circumstances to become pregnant and have a child. With #ThxBirthControl Day just around the corner, we asked our team to share what access to birth control has meant for them personally! Here's what they had to say: 

1. "I'm going to retire early and travel the world!" —Maggi LeDuc

Maggi

 

2. "#ThxBirthControl for allowing me to travel" —Ginny Ehrlich

Ginny

 

3. "No more agonizing cramps!" —Jennifer Johnsen

Jennifer

 

4. "Birth control has made me more passionate about reproductive health." —Joshua Issac

Josh

 

5. "My next baby will be a cat." —Kimberlie Burke

Kimberlie

 

6. "Because being able to choose is better than having the choice made for me." —Gillian Sealy

gillian

 

7. "Two daycare payments were enough." —Colleen Crittenden Murray 

Colleen

 

8. "I'm thankful for going on adventures to see what the world has to offer with my beautiful lady." —Edwin Zelaya

Edwin

 

9. "Because all women should have control over their bodies." —Allison McGrath

Allison

 

10. "For allowing me to be an aunt before becoming a mom."—Amiya Perkins

Amiya

 

11. "Kids are expensive." —Christine Spears

Christine

 

12. "For making if, when, and under what circumstances possible." —Bill Albert

Bill Albert

 

13. "My sisters have the power to decide if, when, and under what circumstances." —Everse Pullen

Everse

 

14. "Thanks, birth control, for keeping me kid-free." —Becky Griesse

Becky

 

15. "Thanks, birth control, for [fewer] migraine days!" —Jacqueline Pelella 

Jacqueline

 

16. "Because I don't want to be pregnant right now." —Katherine Suellentrop

Katy

 

17. "I just got good at keeping my plants alive. I hear babies are harder." —Lauren Kernan

Lauren

 

18. "So my children can decide if, when, and under what circumstances to make me a grandma." —Julie Satterwhite

Julie

 

19. "Cause it's my life and it's my body" —Hannah Friedland

Hannah