Emergency Contraception

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What's at Stake

Imagine being denied emergency contraception after a sexual assault, to not even be informed about the steps you can take to prevent an unwanted pregnancy, and to later find yourself pregnant as a result of the rape.

For thousands of Native American women, this is reality. That is why the ACLU and the Native American Community Board (NACB) have filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with the Indian Health Service (IHS) seeking information on policies governing access to over-the-counter emergency contraception (sometimes known as “Plan B”) at IHS facilities and demanding to know what steps the government is taking to solve this problem.

Imagine being denied emergency contraception after a sexual assault, to not even be informed about the steps you can take to prevent an unwanted pregnancy, and to later find yourself pregnant as a result of the rape.

For thousands of Native American women, this is reality. That is why the ACLU and the Native American Community Board (NACB) have filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with the Indian Health Service (IHS) seeking information on policies governing access to over-the-counter emergency contraception (sometimes known as “Plan B”) at IHS facilities and demanding to know what steps the government is taking to solve this problem.

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