Battling Barriers: Birth Control Access Vs. Religon

One of the main areas of focus of Americans United’s new project, Protect Thy Neighbor, is ensuring that religion is not used to deny women access to reproductive healthcare.

Americans are legally entitled to contraceptives, and a mountain of evidence shows that they prosper when contraceptives are affordable, safe and easy to access. But extremist opposition is threatening to torpedo many important reproductive health initiatives, including the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) contraceptive coverage regulations, which require insurance companies to provide coverage for contraceptives.