The social media event was a joint effort between The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy and Bedsider.org, an online birth control support network run by the Campaign. Although non-abortifacient contraception within marriage is a relatively non-controversial issue, both NCPTUP and Bedsider make their position clear. “Babies are great...when you’re ready for them,” the latter’s website read. “We think in the meantime you have the right to a healthy, happy sex life without worrying about unplanned pregnancy.” And you have that right, even if taxpayers have to foot the bill to enable you.
Cosmo, Planned Parenthood, NARAL and other pro-choice organizations jumped on the bandwagon, tweeting and re-tweeting posts throughout the day. Check out the following slides to view some of Wednesday’s social media content.
On November 16, thousands of women across the country tweeted about their love of birth control. But not just any old condoms, IUDs and pills. Terrified by the Trump administration’s possible repeal of Obamacare, many women are afraid that (gulp), they may have to pay for their own contraception.