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Affordable Birth Control With or Without Insurance

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October 11, 2017

We are now taking a break from our regularly scheduled, rather light-hearted blog posts to talk about something serious—something that is currently affecting the lives of millions of women across the United States. On Friday, October 6th, the Trump Administration granted employers the opportunity to deny women insurance coverage for contraception. This is not a drill, we are not being Punk’d, or in some sort of time machine that spit us out in the 1940s. This is real, and the effects that this mandate will cause on women are real, too.

Every woman deserves affordable access to birth control

We believe that a woman’s access to birth control and other contraceptives are her business, and her business only. In fact, that’s why PRJKT RUBY exists, to ensure that every woman has access to birth control, no matter what. Because in the end, you’re the only one who knows what’s best for you – not your employer, the Trump Administration, or anyone else for that matter.
With PRJKT RUBY, you can have your birth control mailed directly to you for only $20 per month, even if you don’t have insurance, while also helping women around the world gain access to family planning. Does it get any better than that?

We’re here for you—with or without insurance

In reality, it is so easy to think “I’ll never need that” or “that would never happen to me,” until it does. If the mandate affects you, we’re here to ensure you won’t have to pay out-of-pocket prices or go without birth control. To see if PRJKT RUBY is the right choice for you, schedule your online video consultation and speak to a representative today.

PRJKT RUBY Will Continue to Provide Access to Birth Control in Developing Nations Despite Trump’s Gag Rule

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January 31, 2017

Last Monday, in one of his first executive actions, President Donald J. Trump reinstated the Mexico City policy, also known as the global gag rule. This policy limits the family planning services that nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) aided by any US government funding can offer their patients.

In 2016, the U.S. appropriated a total of $607.5 million to international family planning and was able to provide 27 million women with access to contraception. Without U.S. assistance for international family planning, developing nations will likely see a large spike in unintended pregnancies, unsafe abortions, and maternal deaths.

Regardless of Trump’s executive order, we at PRJKT RUBY will continue to donate and provide access to contraception for women in the developing world. We’re proud partners with Population Services International (PSI), a nonprofit global health organization who provides access to contraception in the developing world. Since February of 2015, we’ve raised more than $45,000 and provided contraceptive products and/or family planning services to more than 300 women in Latin America.

With support from PRJKT RUBY, Isaura, a woman living the Dominican Republic, is able to follow her dream of becoming a lawyer. “Planning means not having children before I’m ready. It’s preparing myself to give my children the best life in the future,” Isaura said.

We hope that with your support, we can continue to help women like Isaura. We believe investing in women yields long-term social and economic returns for all. If you’d like to donate to Take1Give1, click here.