It's the 2nd annual “Thanks, Birth Control Day!” dedicated 2 turning up the volume & turning down the controversy around BC #ThxBirthControl— Planned Parenthood (@ppnne) November 12, 2014
#ThxBirthControl began trending with women from all over the world chiming in.
Bedsider, a free birth control support network for women, started the campaign to encourage birth control users to find the kind that works best for them in an effort to help more people get covered.
From the The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy website:
What's the point? Well...birth control matters: The ability to plan, prevent, and space pregnancies is directly linked to benefits to women, men, children, and society, including more educational and economic opportunities, healthier babies, more stable families, and reduced taxpayer burden... It’s a normal part of life and should not be a taboo topic or the subject of political posturing.
Many of the gains women have made since 1965 are the direct result of access to birth control. #Thxbirthcontrol— Planned Parenthood (@PPGulfCoast) November 12, 2014