Op-Ed: Access To Birth Control Is A Right, No Matter What The Trump Administration Thinks

Every week, the National Women’s Law Center hears directly from people across the country who are not able to get birth control. A recent story featured Amber who wanted to use birth control following a devastating miscarriage. But the religiously-affiliated university where she worked denied this coverage for its employees. Amber* and her husband struggled to afford the $600 upfront fee to cover the cost of an out-of-pocket IUD. The specifics of Amber’s situation may be unique, but her story is not an anomaly. Across the country, people need birth control —and they can’t afford to wait for it.