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Campus Organizing

We're excited to be working with students at colleges and universities across the state!

Some of the campuses who are currently organizing around emergency contraception access include:
Frostburg State University
Johns Hopkins University
Morgan State University
Salisbury University
St. Mary's College of Maryland
University of Maryland College Park
University of Maryland Baltimore County

During the 2017 Maryland General Assembly, our state became the first in the nation to file a bill requiring 24/7 access to over-the-counter emergency contraception on public college campuses that house students.  Although the bill was not voted on in committee, it sparked much discussion about the challenges students are facing in accessing meaningful and timely sexual and reproductive healthcare.

HB1205 Public Institutions of Higher Education – Access of Students to Emergency Contraception

Del. Morales and Del. Hettleman

Requiring a public institution of higher education to require a student health center to provide during the regular hours of operation of the student health center on-site access to specified emergency contraception and contraceptive counseling or referrals for contraceptive counseling to other qualified health care providers; requiring a public institution of higher education to ensure the availability of specified emergency contraception at all times; etc.

Are you a current student, alum, faculty, or staff that wants to get involved on one of these campuses or start organizing on your own campus? Contact Annaliese for more information!

Are you a current or former student, faculty or staff member, or parent of a student at a Maryland school that wants to support access to emergency contraception? Sign the petition here!

On Monday, February 20th, campuses organizers from Morgan State and from UMD College Park spoke at the Women's Rally in Annapolis! You can see video of their remarks here.

"Several members of Terps Indivisible will head to Annapolis on March 14 for the hearing of a bill in the House of Delegates. The bill, introduced Feb. 9, would make it easier for students at Maryland college campuses to access emergency contraceptives."

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