We need 1,000,000 people to tell Congress: Access to contraceptives and Reproductive Health Care is an ESSENTIAL RIGHT.
To achieve the U.N.'s goal of UNIVERSAL ACCESS by 2015 the U.S. needs to boost it's annual support to at least $1 BILLION
Why 2015? As part of its Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) for eliminating extreme poverty, the United Nations has set 2015 as the target year for providing universal access to reproductive health services.
Why $1 billion? Providing modern methods of contraception to 215 million women will cost $3.6 billion (US$). If the 2015 target is to be met, the U.S and other donors must increase their support. In fiscal year 2010, the United States appropriated $648 million, $352 million less than the $1 billion requested by the International Family Planning Coalition and other U.S advocates.