Last Friday, President Obama took an important next step to make sure that most American women can get their birth-control coverage at no personal cost.
The Department of Health and Human Services released a draft regulation that ensures that women who work for faith-based organizations don’t lose rights guaranteed to the rest of us under Obamacare.
The President went to extra lengths to protect these women while taking into consideration concerns of religious leaders. Still, there are some opponents to women having contraception at all who just can’t take yes for an answer.
Just yesterday, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops said they oppose the regulation and will use a mandated comment period to try to stop these protections from moving forward.1
So, it’s up to us to help secure this big win for women and families and make near-universal birth-control coverage a reality.
A 60-day comment period just started. If enough of us weigh in, we’ll drown out the anti-women, anti-choice forces. Will you add your comment in support of the regulation?
By improving access to birth control, the Obama administration is working to give women the tools they need to prevent unintended pregnancy – a goal on which both pro-choice and anti-choice people ought to agree.
The Catholic Bishops are not alone in mobilizing to stop this rule from taking effect. Susan B. Anthony List called it “unacceptable.”2
Please add your comment supporting this important policy today. Make sure the Obama administration hears loud and clear from people who support birth-control coverage.
Thanks. Together, we can get to a world where choice is real for all women.
1 – “Catholic Bishops oppose revisions to contraception mandate,” The Hill, February 7, 2013