Provide universal access to publicly funded contraception.
  • Petitioned The Honorable Christy Clark

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Premier of BC
The Honorable Christy Clark

Provide universal access to publicly funded contraception.

    1. Ron Collins
    2. Petition by

      Ron Collins

      Vancouver, Canada

Options for Sexual Health believes the Province of British Columbia could save over $40 Million every year and gain significant social benefits by providing free contraception to every resident.

Recently in the United States, the Obama administration approved regulations which will remove all cost barriers to contraception in the health insurance plans of Americans. This is a huge victory for women's health in the United States. Many other countries already subsidize access to contraception.

Sadly, in Canada, where we pride ourselves on our progressive health care system, universal access is not yet the reality. This is an important opportunity for the BC Government to show national leadership and to be the first province to reap the resulting financial, health and social benefits.

The time has come to provide publicly funded access to contraception to all BC residents. This would reduce costs to the health care and social service systems and provide individuals with greater control over their reproductive health.

For more information about this campaign, please read our detailed proposal.

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    • anna meyer COQ, CANADA
      • about 2 years ago

      I believe contraception should be readily available to all.People who cannot afford birth control most certainly cannot afford a child!!

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    • Pamela Yu COQUITLAM, CANADA
      • about 2 years ago

      I am a strong advocate of universal healthcare for women and that includes accessibility to contraception and abortion. Removing barriers to contraception is key to improving our health care system and social progress.

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    • Bella Elphick MAPLE RIDGE, CANADA
      • about 2 years ago

      I am campaigning for free contraception in our community in my role as a Public Health nurse. I was very excited to come accross this petition. Great Job!

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    • Linda Lockwood VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA
      • about 2 years ago

      Because I believe that contraception is something that we should have access to. So many unplanned pregnancies...

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    • Katelyn Ray KELOWNA, CANADA
      • over 2 years ago

      In my opinion free contraceptions will help encourage people to practice safe sex.

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