Young Republicans Support Birth Control
Two-thirds of young Republicans believe that every woman should have access to affordable, effective birth control; nearly half (48%) think that insurance should cover the full range of FDA approved birth control methods without a co-pay (33% disagree); and more support the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive coverage requirement than oppose it (43% vs. 30%). At the same time, not surprisingly, 60% of young Republicans hold a negative view of the overall Affordable Care Act.
"Young Republicans don't leave their ideology behind when thinking about expanding contraceptive access, and they certainly favor limited government,” says report author Kristen Soltis Anderson. "However, within that context, they want to know how to make sure that the most effective methods of birth control are available to those who want them."
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Jessica Sheets Pika is the Director, Communications and Editorial Content at The National Campaign. In that capacity, Jessica drives the communications strategy for the Campaign by curating, writing, and editing content; managing consultants and content contributors; and developing new activities and content areas for the organization. She is the organization’s editor and manages the creation and publication of all Campaign materials. In addition, Jessica manages the National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy/Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month, a national, digital call to action encouraging teens to think about how their lives might change if they were to become pregnant. Jessica also handles press initiatives, spearheads the design and creation of new National Campaign materials, and provides general communications and editorial guidance to all program areas of the Campaign.
Jessica joined The National Campaign in 2006 and has nearly 15 years of experience in the non-profit health care world. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Communications and Political Science from Wake Forest University and lives in Northern Virginia with her husband, her adorable children, and their dog, Cora.