The fact is that there is a completely free, always available, and 100% effective method of preventing "unplanned" pregnancy: *abstinence*
This is about as dumb as having an entire building full of people all dip their dirty fingers in the same cup of "holy" (filthy) water and then touch their own face... During flu season.
I really wish you would have addressed the myth that birth control pills cause abortions. That's the main reason why many religious organizations are against certain forms of birth control.
You should also address the assumption many hold that birth control's only purpose is to prevent pregnancy--an argument many people will use to say "just use a condom instead." Could you have a supplemental video that goes into the benefits for women with health issues like acne, endometriosis, polycystic ovarian syndrome, and also that it can help reduce the risk of cancer? Also, looking at the monetary benefits to easy access to affordable birth control as a counter to how expensive it is to raise kids could help persuade people who feel women getting birth control doesn't affect them. I'm not sure if there are good studies on this, but it'd be nice to know if there is reliable (not cherry-picked) evidence.
Fundamentalist conservatives outright lying to support their draconian backwards ideologies? You don't say.
I'm seeing a lot of comments that make this strange assumption that the government gives a crap about what is good for the individual.
I find that thought process very strange and foreign.
With the current fertility rate in the U.S. being so low we depend a lot on immigrants. Less contraceptives means you can have less immigration and still maintain a good supply of low wage workers.
Preventing unsuccessful people from having a means to stop reproducing is such a harmful thing to be doing.
Serious question: What if we changed the term? If instead of calling it "birth control" or "contraceptives," we called it something like Female Hormone Therapy? Then birth control could be considered just a "side effect" of using the drug, and women who use it for other purposes (both instead of and in addition to) have a less "controversial" term to use when trying to explain why they need a type of medicine to be covered. Honestly, would that work? I know that many people stop listening when they hear the terms "birth control" or "contraceptive" so it's just an idea to help. It shouldn't be necessary, but right now we need to deal with need to, rather than should do.