The Keep Birth Control Copay Free campaign came to UNC on Friday in the Mission Control bus, its customized Airstream.
The Airstream parked outside of Davis Library from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., and its team encouraged students and visitors to take part in the campaign to keep birth control copays free.
On Oct. 6, the Trump administration announced two new rules that would allow employers to stop covering birth control on grounds of moral or religious conflicts. These rules would roll back the birth control benefit included in the Affordable Care Act, which established birth control as preventative health care, making it and other preventive health care services copay free.
“We believe that the decision about whether or when to have children should lie with women and not with Congress, and so we began the Keep Birth Control Copay Free Campaign, which is designed to raise awareness about the critical importance of copay free contraception,” said April Reign, the digital strategist and spokesperson for the Keep Birth Control Copay Free campaign.
Reign said the Airstream is visiting various schools in North Carolina, Georgia, Florida and Virginia to empower women and men who are concerned about this health issue.