Imagine being denied emergency contraception after a sexual assault, to not even be informed about the steps you can take to prevent an unwanted pregnancy, and to later find yourself pregnant as a result of the rape.

For thousands of Native American women, this is reality. That is why the ACLU and the Native American Community Board (NACB) have filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with the Indian Health Service (IHS) seeking information on policies governing access to over-the-counter emergency contraception (sometimes known as “Plan B”) at IHS facilities and demanding to know what steps the government is taking to solve this problem.

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