If you are someone able to get pregnant between the ages of 16-30, you've probably partially considered getting birth control. But if you are working part time, a student, or someone who plain just can't afford birth control (who wants it and can't afford it), it's probably hard to live day to day.
Now, some people might argue that birth control is a privilege, not a right. I see where this is coming from, but as a woman, I see how it should be considered a right. For one, no one should be able to control your body except for you. That includes whether or not you want to be on birth control.
For women that do want to be on birth control, it can be hard to access it. Not only can it be pricey, but it also might be hard to find a doctor or clinic to prescribe it. But something to think about is that the women who can't afford birth control or other services like it, can often be the ones to have many babies, which can be even more expensive. In situations like this, it's hard to not see the cycle.
So, what do we do about it? Well first, I think it is so important to work towards opening more Planned Parenthood’s, not closing them. Clinics like Planned Parenthood provide all kinds of people with comprehensive health care, and can help close the gap of the cost of birth control and contraception for many people.