High Pill Prices – Today's Campus Crisis!
By Planned Parenthood of Iowa
The cost of birth control at campus health centers has increased from $5-10/pack to $40-50/pack.
College students across the country are outraged and are organizing this week to raise awareness about the problem. Students will be doing visibility on campus, gathering petitions and having classmates call Senator Grassley and Senator Harkin urging their immediate attention to this issue.
Congress is aware of the high cost of birth control on college campuses but has failed to act to fix this problem.
Help Save Low-Cost Birth Control Today!
Take Action in support of students organizing at universities and colleges across the state. Send your letter to Senator Grassley and Senator Harkin urging them to fix this problem and ensure that college students and low-income women have access to affordable birth control.
For many students and low-income women, birth control is now out of reach.
Send a letter to the following decision maker(s):
Senator Chuck Grassley (if you live in Iowa)
Senator Tom Harkin (if you live in Iowa)
Below is the sample letter:
Subject: Save Birth Control Now!
Dear [decision maker name automatically inserted here],
College students in Iowa and across the country have been affected by the high cost of birth control pills on campus. The cost of birth control pills at campus health centers has skyrocketed from $5-10/pack to $40-50/pack.
Last year Congress changed a law, through the Deficit Reduction Act, which has allowed drug companies to provide birth control pills at very low cost to certain health care providers – including college health centers. This change has negatively impacted access to affordable birth control.
The mistake is having a devastating impact on women and families nationwide. Birth control costs are out of reach for many students and low-income women.
Congress is aware of this problem and is doing nothing to fix it.
I urge you today to help resolve this problem and help ensure college students and low-income women have access to affordable birth control.
YOUR NAME HERE