Tell the Senate: Keep the Shaheen Amendment

English: Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) meeting...
English: Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) meeting with Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Every day, more than 400,000 servicewomen risk their lives in defense of our country and our ideals. For that, they should be honored.

Tragically, right now, they’re being denied respect, care, and basic dignity. Each year, an estimated 19,000 of our service members, who make the greatest sacrifice anyone can make, are victims of sexual assault. And yet they are denied insurance coverage for abortions even in cases of rape and incest.

We can’t let this continue.

My amendment to give these women the coverage they deserve is in the Senate version of the National Defense Authorization Act. The final vote could come as soon as this week and we have to make sure it’s not blocked.

I’m joining with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand to stand up for our servicewomen and make sure our voices are heard loud and clear. Will you join us?

Click here to show your support for the Shaheen Amendment and speak out to protect the rights of women who fight for this country to make their own medical decisions.

These women don’t ask for accolades or praise. They go and fight for us because it’s the right thing to do. Now, it’s our turn to fight for them.

We owe it to their service. Please, join me and show your support for the Shaheen Amendment and these brave women. Click here to add your voice.

I know our servicewomen and their families share my gratitude for your support.

Thank you,
Senator Jeanne Shaheen

Senator Jeanne Shaheen

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

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