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The anti-birth-control minority controlling our health care

June 06, 2019 / NA

Contraception is a mainstay of modern society. Approximately 70 percent of women of reproductive age are both sexually active and attempting to avoid pregnancy. More than 99 percent of women who have ever been sexually active have used contraception at some point. A majority of all women approximately 60 percent who are reproductive age are currently using a contraceptive method, according to Guttmacher.The public widely supports access to contraception. Nearly eight in 10 adults, and the majority of voters in both main political parties, consider birth control a fundamental part of women’s health care.Unfortunately, a vocal minority that considers birth control immoral is now setting the nation’s health-care agenda at the Department of Health and Human Services, and we are seeing the impact. Most recently, HHS directed millions of dollars in federal funding for birth control to California-based Obria, a self-described ministry that opposes the use of contraception yet purp...