Contraception plays a pivotal role in women’s lives. And for millions of U.S. women, it’s the nationwide network of publicly supported family planning centers that allows them and their families to reap the significant health, economic and social benefits of contraceptive use.

However, the programs that support this highly successful effort—Medicaid and the federal Title X family planning program—have come under ideological and budgetary attacks. To put facts squarely back into the debate, our short animated video highlights the many benefits of publicly supported family planning services for women, their families and the nation as a whole.