Blog for EC

The Back Up Your Birth Control campaign aims to expand access to emergency contraception (EC) by combining public education with advocacy and activism around access to EC.

This year, opposition to insurance coverage for birth control, right-wing resistance to the Affordable Care Act, and GOP presidential nominees’ attacks on family planning have created a perfect storm, resulting in the worst attacks on EC we’ve seen in years. The result has been rampant misinformation – much of it deliberate – comparing EC to the abortion pill. Many mainstream media outlets have blindly propagated this misinformation.

The Back Up Your Birth Control Annual Day of Action, on Wednesday, March 28, focused on setting the record straight with the truth about EC. To directly combat the misinformation, this year’s theme was EC=BC, emphasizing that EC is a form of contraception that prevents pregnancy even though it’s taken after sex.

As always, bloggers are essential to keeping the facts straight about EC. Thanks to all the bloggers who helped combat the anti-choice propaganda by setting the record straight about EC:

Our President Andrea Miller at RH Reality Check [DailyKos] [AlterNet] [Free Speech] [Amplify Your Voice]

Claire Cooper at RH Reality Check

Kelly Cleland at RH Reality Check [FireDogLake]

Don Downing at RH Reality Check

Heather Corinna of Scarleteen at RH Reality Check [Scarleteen]

National Women’s Law Center [2] [3]

Think Progress

Bedsider

KwikMed

Feministing [2]

Salon

NARAL Pro-Choice North Carolina

NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia

The Ch!cktionary

Shelby Knox

Abortion Gang

Jewesses With Attitude

The Abortioneers

Knitting Clio

Fashion Food Feminism

Teen Source

BeforePlay

Seven of Cups

Evil Slutopia

The Sin City Siren

Anytime Yoga

Vagina Pagina

Grace Goes Abroad

One Penny Sheet

All Our Lives

Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts
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Thank you to all who took part in the 10th annual Back Up Your Birth Control campaign by Blogging for EC and joining the social media campaign on March 30, 2011.

Check out all the great posts!

Womenstake

Feministing

She Rights

The F-Bomb

The Sisterhood

Being Latino Online Magazine

Sex Really

Sex Ed Matters

Women’s Glib

Lady J In Lotus Pose

Knitting Clio

Her Campus Pomona

Country Fried Choice

The Humorless Feminist

The Pursuit of Harpyness

Flurt Site

Persephone Magazine

The Chicktionary

KwikMed

AFruit4Thought

Suggestive Tongue

Divinity Photography

Lusty Lady

Sex Nerd

The Faster Times

Mislabeled

Check out the press and blog hits from previous years’ campaigns here.

The Back Up Your Birth Control campaign is a project of the National Institute for Reproductive Health.

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