THANK YOU to all who participated in Reproductive Freedom Lobby Day on March 16!
Our 2017 Reproductive Freedom Lobby Day was attended by about 150 people from throughout Colorado. Participants urged our state legislators to support HB 1186, 12-Month Dispensing of Contraception, which would allow women with health insurance to pick up 12 months of birth control pills or patches at a time, eliminating the need for monthly trips to the pharmacy. Getting to the pharmacy every 28 days can pose a problem for women without transportation or childcare, those who live in rural areas of the state or long distances from the nearest pharmacy, those who work irregular hours, those who plan to travel or live out of the country for an extended period of time, or other situations where access to birth control may not be available. Research shows that access to birth control improves consistency of use and decreases unintended pregnancy and abortion rates.
Boulder County participants met with these state legislators and/or their legislative aides: Sen. Steve Fenberg, Sen. Matt Jones, Rep. K.C. Becker, Rep. Edie Hooton, Rep. Jonathan Singer, Rep. Michael Foote, and Rep. Matt Gray.
Lobby Day is sponsored each year by Women’s Health and our partners in the
Colorado Reproductive Freedom Coalition
American Association of University Women, Colorado • ACLU of Colorado • Boulder Valley Women’s Health Center • COLOR (Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductive Rights) • Colorado Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice • The Freedom Fund • League of Women Voters, Colorado Chapter • NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado • National Council of Jewish Women, Colorado Section • Planned Parenthood Votes Colorado