Back it up!

Today is Back Up Your Birth Control Day, a national campaign to raise awareness and increase access to emergency contraception! This year's action day is timely, as this past Monday a New York court ordered the FDA to make emergency contraception available without a prescription to women aged 17 and older within 30 days as well as to consider eliminating all age restrictions on over-the-counter access.

Protect yourself and spread the word! Readers in New York City be on the lookout for NARAL-NY hitting the streets and subways to raise awareness!

by Kjerstin Johnson
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Kjerstin Johnson is a writer and editor in Portland, Oregon. She is the former editor in chief of Bitch. She tweets at @kajerstin

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i don't know if the links already say this....

I didn't read them yet. But in women today can go to Planned Parenthood and get Plan B for $15. It's normally $50-60 at most pharmacies (if your pharmacist will give you it at all). To my knowledge you're out of luck on the east coast unless your Planned Parenthood is open after 7 (mine isn't) but Ladies in Central, Mountain or Pacific time zones still have time (is Hawaii in it's own time zone?).

Thanks Claire!

Thanks Claire! Hope folks got a chance to stop by their local Planned Parenthood

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