Thanks to an incredible outpouring of support, we delivered 146,331 messages calling for birth control with no co-pays to the Department of Health and Human Services. It was a powerful show of courage and determination, with Planned Parenthood supporters speaking out on behalf of women nationwide with a simple, irrefutable message:
Nobody should stand between a woman and her health, her decisions, and her future.
The fight isn't over — HHS must now issue a final decision, and some employers have gone to court to deny women who work for them coverage for birth control. But after seeing how many stood up for women's health over the past few weeks, I know we can win.
I could not be prouder of the overwhelming response from Planned Parenthood supporters. Thank you for your ongoing support.
Cecile Richards, President
Planned Parenthood Federation of America