Why Access to Birth Control Matters to Black Women

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  • Understanding These Cases
  • Opening Up Pandora’s Box
  • Black Women Have the Highest Abortion Rates in the U.S.
  • Black Women Are Least Likely to Have Access to Plan B
  • Birth Control Ain’t Cheap
  • Family Planning Betters Our Lives
  • It Also Betters the Lives of Our Children
  • Don’t Forget About Condoms Though
  • Hobby Lobby, Birth Control and You

Black Women Have the Highest Abortion Rates in the U.S.

It’s no secret that Black women have the highest abortion rates in the U.S. Recent NYC data found that there were more abortions than live births among Black women. Clearly, having stronger access to birth control that is affordable and covered could prevent unwanted pregnancies and help lower these numbers. 

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