Proudly Celebrating Birth Control
Birth control gives us so much to be grateful for and once a year we spend an entire day celebrating contraception and saying thanks for its many benefits. Today marks our ninth annual #ThxBirthControl day, and we’re asking you to lend your voice in telling the world why birth control matters.
Contraception isn’t controversial and new data helps to confirm this. In fact, our new poll shows that a full 85% of respondents believe all people, regardless of who they are, where they live, or what their economic status may be deserve access to all methods of birth control. Support for birth control knows no party because this includes 93% of Independents, 85% of Democrats, and 76% of Republicans.
The poll also tells us that regardless of their political affiliation more than half of people agree that birth control has helped them to manage health conditions; 67% agree that birth control has helped them work towards educational or professional goals; and 76% are thankful that birth control has allowed them to decide if, when, and under what circumstances to get pregnant and have a child.
Sadly, these numbers have decreased from last year, possibly due to increasing challenges to reproductive health access across the country. And this may be further reflected by concern expressed by 69% of people about future access to birth control, an 18% increase from last year. The ability to plan and space out a pregnancy and pursue one’s goals should belong to all people, regardless of who they are or where they live.
Do you want everyone to be able to access the birth control that’s right for them? Do you agree that birth control is a fundamental part of health care, not something controversial that politicians should legislate?
Then join us today in telling the world why we say #ThxBirthControl.
From 2-3pm ET we’re hosting a Twitter Storm using #ThxBirthControl. Spread the word on social media using #ThxBirthControl. Share why you’re thankful for birth control, how birth control gives you the power to decide your future, or why you believe that everyone deserves the access they need to say, “Thanks, birth control!”