Title X, the only federal program dedicated to providing people with family planning and other preventive health services, impacts us all.
For me, the reasons I began taking birth control pills are purely selfish: I enjoy having a menstrual cycle that is four days long with little to no side effects. And I enjoy having sex and having the additional protection of oral contraceptives.
As the Griswold v. Connecticut decision turns 50, its importance cannot be overlooked. Neither can the attacks we’re still fighting back from.
Until college, I knew nothing about Griswold v. Connecticut. I also knew little about Title X. Not knowing about these important historical moments is a form of privileged ignorance for me.
As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Griswold v. Connecticut, we must also reflect upon the long way we have to go.
Today, in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Griswold v. Connecticut, I reject the virginity myth and I thank Griswold for being the first stepping-stone towards giving me legal control of both my body and my future.
Even once the vote is over, work being done on the reproductive justice movement is not.
“When it comes to birth control and a woman’s right to choose, let it be know that we let nothing stand in our way!”
On March 25, the Court will hear arguments from two for-profit companies challenging expanded contraceptive access in the ACA – and then rule on whether women should make their own personal decisions about their birth control or whether their bosses should decide. These are just 25 reasons why women need access to birth control.
Help us tell the SCOTUS that women deserve a full range of health care options!