Plan B may be legal, and—after the Center’s tremendous victory against the FDA last week—it may be more available than ever before. But many women still can’t get it. Case in point: female troops in the U.S. military
In a March 30 blog posting on The Hill, Center President Nancy Northup points out that military facilities are not required to stock Plan B, making the drug difficult to access for American servicewomen overseas.
“More than 160,500 American female soldiers have served in Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Middle East since the war began in 2003. According to a 2007 Department of Defense Report, there were 2,688 reported sexual assaults involving military personnel in 2007. Why would the government limit these women’s ability to prevent unintended pregnancies?”Join us in asking President Obama to direct the Department of Defense to make Plan B available at all U.S. military healthcare facilities around the world. Send a message to President Obama today.
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