Gloria explains why restricted access to birth control usually falls on low-income women.
Well, restrictions on access will always fall most heavily on those who are most vulnerable, and so that would be the young, the poor, those who live in a geographic area where they are less likely to have access to medical care, and I think that the Web these days helps to override that lack of access, just a little bit, because at least when it comes to access to information, because it’s so much easier now for people, regardless of their income level, regardless of where they are, regardless of their age, to be able to find on the Web through Web sites such as TeenWire, EmpowHer, wonderful health websites that give information about birth control. And that really helps to expand, if not access to the actual birth control methods, at least to the information about what it is, what might be right for you at this stage of your life, and where you can get it.
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.