Stop the rollback of women’s rights in health care reform
Last week, sixty of you joined us for our cafecito to discuss contraception in health care reform. We told you that your voices would be crucial in this fight. Now is the time to take action.
Not only do we need to make sure that contraception is covered as preventative care, but now we also need to push for a lifting of the ban on abortion coverage for women with pre-existing conditions.
Last week the Department of Health and Human Services and the Obama Administration decided to keep women at the margins of health care reform implementation by voluntarily imposing abortion coverage restrictions to women who need it the most, women in high-risk pools. The Administration was also silent on whether or not family planning will be included as a basic preventative care service. We cannot stand idly by as our access to reproductive health care services continue to be rolled back!
Please join us in taking action.
We have two crucial actions today:
1. Demand that contraception be covered as preventative care!
Click here to send a letter to your representatives urging them to sign on to the Dear Colleague letter that will be circulated by Senator Barbara Mikulski and Representatives Jan Schakowsky and Lois Capps.
The letter asks them to support comprehensive family planning services that includes contraception as a key women’s health service under the Women’s Health Amendment.
2. Tell the White House: No abortion coverage restrictions for women with pre-existing conditions
Click here to send a letter to President Obama demanding that he lift the ban on abortion coverage for women with pre-existing conditions.