Family planning clinics are being forced to close, and leading politicians are warning about the "dangers" of contraception. Rush Limbaugh calls a Georgetown University student a "slut" and a "prostitute" because she believes that insurance companies should be required to cover birth control. State legislatures are passing laws designed to harass women who have chosen to terminate a pregnancy. Presidential aspirants want to eliminate Title X, the federal program that provides low-income women with access to contraceptives and screenings for breast and cervical cancer. And now South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley says that women don't care about contraception.
If you're a woman, won't you encourage the women and men in your life to speak out?
If you're a man, won't you pledge to speak out in support of reproductive health and rights?
Everyone, regardless of their gender, should care about reproductive and health rights.
I pledge to encourage my friends —women and men— to speak out against efforts to restrict access to contraceptives and family planning clinics.