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Fact Check

Around 900,000 women miscarried last year in the USA.

Miscarriages are rarely talked about, but they occur more often than you might expect. At least 15-20% of all pregnancies end in miscarriage, about 900,000 per year in the USA. This number is likely much higher because many more pregnancies end before a woman even knows she is pregnant. 

In the USA, 95% of Americans use birth control to plan when to have children.

The vast majority of Americans use contraceptives at some point in their reproductive years.

Most American women use contraception for reasons beyond just preventing pregnancy.

Two-thirds of women who use contraception, also use it to treat a health condition not related topregnancy prevention.

195 US House Republicans voted against the Right to Contraception Act.

In 2022, all but 8 House Republicans voted against the Right to Contraception Act. 

Had it stood, Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk’s ruling banning the abortion pill would have also blocked access to miscarriage treatment for more than 1 million American mothers suffering miscarriage each year.

More than 1 million American women suffer miscarriage each year. Without access to miscarriage treatment (mifepristone), doctors would be unable to administer treatment to help the pregnancy complete its passing. 

Birth control bans were legal in the United States until the Supreme Court Case Griswold v. Connecticut in 1965 when all married couples were guaranteed the right to contraception. 

Birth control bans in the United States were legal until 1972. Two major Supreme Court cases led to the prohibition of birth control bans. Griswold v. Connecticut in 1965 prevented states from making the use of contraception by married couples illegal. Eisenstadt v. Baird in 1972 expanded the legal right to contraception to all, not just married couples. 

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