Gloria shares if access to birth control is still considered a controversial topic.
It is very amusing to me that people often think access to birth control is controversial. As a matter of fact, in survey after survey after survey, decade after decade, 90% of Americans think that people should have access to birth control, that family planning, contraception, and the related healthcare services ought to be available; 75% or more think that access should be available to low-income women by government support, in other words, that there should be funding for family planning services from government sources for low-income women.
Now, tell me, what else do 90% of Americans agree on? Birth control is really not very controversial at all; it’s just a loud five percent that make it so, and the rest of us need to not let them make it controversial because it isn’t.
About Gloria Feldt:
Gloria Feldt is a nationally acclaimed activist, author, keynote speaker and commentator on women's lives, rights, health, and leadership from where the personal meets the political. She’s been dubbed "the voice of experience" by People Magazine, one of America’s “Top 200 Women Leaders, Legends, and Trailblazers” by Vanity Fair, “Woman of the Year” by Glamour, and a “practical visionary” by her colleagues. She was a teen mom whose life’s passion for reproductive justice led her to a 30-year career with the world's largest reproductive health care provider and advocacy organization, Planned Parenthood.