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The Importance of Making Birth Control Accessible and the Fear it Will Be Restricted

Photo: Paul Chinn/The San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images
Photo: Paul Chinn/The San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images

Wendy Parmet—friend of the WGSS community and director of the Center for Health Policy and Law—sheds light on the value of birth control and making it readily available to all who want it in two new articles on the subject. Parmet explains how contraception, like birth control pills, may become less attainable as the laws on reproductive health become more antagonistic.

The states that are trying to limit abortion from the moment of conception — not even from the moment of pregnancy, as the medical profession would define it — could well try to challenge Plan B, emergency contraception, potentially even IUDs.

Wendy Parmet, NBC News and The New York Magazine

Read NBC’s article here and The New York Magazine’s here.

(Photo by: Getty Images via The New York Magazine)

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