Birth control is essential care for millions of American women. It allows women with many menstrual issues to go to work and lead their lives, when perhaps otherwise it wouldn't be possible because of the pain and side effects of menstruation. I grew up experiencing insufferable pain once a month until I went to the doctor and obtained affordable (and often free) birth control. I was able to go to work and college without worrying about time off for my symptoms. If our government claims to care about all Americans and care about the quality of life for women -- and for children -- then they should support women in their family planning and health needs! On top of it all, if more children are brought into the world by choice, more Americans will be in good health and happiness. Please do all you can to stop this and find support amongst your peers.