Today, people all across social media are saying #ThxBirthControl. The campaign led by Bedsider and the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy encourages social media users to say thank you to their birth control using the hashtag #ThxBirthControl.
The campaign’s timing couldn’t be more important. With Donald Trump’s recent election as United States president and his confusing and inconsistent claims that he will repeal the Affordable Care Act—which has provided better birth control access—folks who use birth control have been scrambling for options, including considering IUDs. Thus, today isn’t just a day to celebrate birth control, but also learn about birth control options, their effects, and access to them.
Two of the VocaLady staff LOVE their birth control:
— Magdalene Bedi (@magdaspeaks) November 16, 2016
— Chelsea Cirruzzo (@ChelseaCirruzzo) November 16, 2016
Here’s what Twitter is saying today:
99% of sexually active American women have used birth control. It’s basic health care & a normal part of women’s lives. #ThxBirthControl
— Planned Parenthood (@PPFA) November 16, 2016
— Nancy Pelosi (@NancyPelosi) November 16, 2016
— Cecile Richards (@CecileRichards) November 16, 2016
— ESSENCE (@Essence) November 16, 2016
— Bedsider (@Bedsider) November 16, 2016
#ThxBirthControl for allowing people — including lots of folks who aren’t women! — to dictate our own futures as we see fit.
— Sam Escobar 👻 (@myhairisblue) November 16, 2016
— Hayley MacMillen (@hlmacmillen) November 16, 2016
— CenterforReproRights (@ReproRights) November 16, 2016
— Carly Ledbetter (@ledbettercarly) November 16, 2016
Helping women delay having kids until they’ve reached their academic or career goals. That’s worth celebrating. #ThxBirthControl
— Girls Inc. (@girls_inc) November 16, 2016
— Michelle Hylton (@chelliehylton) November 16, 2016
#ThxBirthControl for allowing me to get my masters, control my anemia, and allow my husband and I to decide together when we can afford kids
— Ashley Sorgi (@Ash_fromthefire) November 16, 2016
— Sen. Maria Cantwell (@SenatorCantwell) November 16, 2016
81% of adults agree that birth control is a basic part of women’s health care. #ThxBirthControl for creating healthier families!
— Judy Chu (@RepJudyChu) November 16, 2016
— National Partnership (@NPWF) November 16, 2016
— Congressman Sam Farr (@RepSamFarr) November 16, 2016
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