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Call Your Senators! The Vote’s On

February 16, 2011

You may remember my recent post on HR3, I’d like to call your attention to a series of legislation–including HR3–in FY 2011 that is currently rolling through our congressional offices.

A summary from NARAL:

“There are three key anti-choice attacks happening in Congress right now:

  • Lawmakers will vote very soon to eliminate funding for health centers like Planned Parenthood that provide birth control, Pap smears, and breast-cancer screenings
  • H.R.358 would allow hospitals to refuse to provide life-saving abortion care, even when necessary to save a woman’s life. It would also essentially eliminate insurance coverage for abortion.
  • H.R.3 would force you and your family to pay more taxes if your health plan covers abortion.”

Further description on the implications of these bills from National Women’s Law Center:

  • “Defund” the health care law, which would undermine many important provisions like access to health coverage for people who have pre-existing conditions;
  • Deny millions of women access to family planning by eliminating funding for the Title X family planning programs and making it harder for states to give these services to low-income women;
  • Ban all federal funds for all Planned Parenthood health centers which would deny millions of women access to their trusted health care provider; and
  • Maintain a controversial Bush-era regulation that allows providers to refuse a wide range of health care services, information, counseling, and referrals

As I’ve said before:  Women’s rights are human rights and the sheer anatomical and social reality is that in order to be free as a woman, you have to have legal protection and that includes the right to have access to health care and control of your reproduction.  I hope you’ll join me in making your voice heard TODAY.

Call Your Senators
Write Your Senators

Stand up for women’s rights and tell them to vote No on HR3, HR358, HR1, and cuts to Title X (ten) funding.

Further information: the latest fact sheet from National Women’s Law Center.

“Hot off the press” and worthy of 2 posts in one day.

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