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Starting Today: Free Contraception Coverage (Sorry, Rush)!

 
 
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Today's the day that the preventive care provisions of the Affordable Care Act, known as the ACA or "Obamacare" go into effect--and since birth control counts under the new rules as preventive care, it's the first day of no-cost contraception coverage. This is a measure that will make a palpable difference in millions of women's lives from the outset.

 

At Buzzfeed, Anna North asks whether the teen birth rate will go down, while Jezebel has a Q+A with an Ob-Gyn.

Below, find images from the Center for Reproductive Rights that sums up the sentiment of the day and an infographic from the We Are UltraViolet campaign. 

 

 

 

AlterNet / By Sarah Seltzer

Posted at August 1, 2012, 10:12am