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CU Students Campaign for Cheaper Birth Control

Activist Council of the Columbia University Democrats
Activist Council of the Columbia University Democrats
183 Signatures Goal: 250

The 2005 Federal Deficit Reduction Act compromised the health of college students throughout the country. At college health centers and low-income health clinics, prices have risen on average of 600%. We the undersigned appreciate the efforts Columbia University has taken to protect its students by continuing to provide affordable birth control. The price of generics has remained at an affordable level of $10; however, some women with medical reasons require specific name-brand drugs and cannot afford the high price of $40 per month. We understand that Columbia Health Services values the health and well-being of students, and we hope they proceed in a way that is consistent with that philosophy. We urge the University to establish a fund for the purpose of helping all students secure monthly oral contraceptives. Women's health should not be compromised by rising prices. Until Congress passes new legislation, we expect Columbia to act immediately in setting up this fund.

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    Elizabeth McGovern United States
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    George Krebs United States
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    Bridgit Donnelly United States
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