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In the pursuit of 21st Century living … Vote4DEMsElection2016 #HillaryClinton

WomenshcToday, in this 21st Century life, women still have to demand and or protest for the right to make their own personal health care choices.  It would be in all our best interests to remember the things Romney said about Roe V Wade, Planned Parenthood and to Minorities …including his comments about that 47% he targeted during his Presidential campaign.  I admit to not being able to understand or want to think about the trump factor in any part of a Woman’s health care decision, we all heard him say some women would face punishment for exercising their rights and while the Presidential race is close the fact remains… Today’s republican politician’s in Congress are extreme. We still have Republican Governors bent on making reproductive rights a moral issue, pushing abortion clinics out of reach, making women jump through hoops, and go through unnecessary procedures to shame them like transvaginal scopes as well as requirements that treat women as less than. The idea that women would have to wait for a procedure they choose to pay for let alone have to hear a doctor telling patients what any Governor wants is beyond offensive. Women need to be asking if this is big Government at work and demanding a change?

There are Bishops who want control of the women in their circles; maybe we need to tax those who want government funds but discriminate.

I will admit, the cliché, “do as we say NOT as we do” keeps coming to my mind every time I hear folks like the Governor of Mississippi speak on issues of women’s reproductive rights. The donald has allowed and unleashed other anti-choice republicans in office to show their true selves and we need to vote their sorry asses out! Why do we accept that Men’s health care issues unlike women’s are treated different? We all know doctors provide enhancement drugs among other things without question to the men in our or out of our lives. The crazy thing is most women are happy that men can receive great health care services because it means the women in their lives are healthier as well. Unfortunately,  women of colour are being singled out as abortion scarlet’s , abortion abusers, portrayed as something mysterious possibly evil and definitely disrespected by some extreme folks on the right who do not seem to understand that birth control , contraceptives and abortion if needed are a part of ALL women’s health care.  This includes the notion that single women who decide to keep their babies as the ones who “create thugs” so for them there seems to be no win win situation with the left of center and extreme right.

Sadly, women know that the struggle to gain equality in all its forms is an ongoing fight ….We must continue the fight for reproductive rights! I appreciate all the bills that have been signed by President Obama to push Americans into 21st Century living …


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your doctor – and your boss?





One of the biggest benefits of Obamacare is that being a woman is no longer a pre-existing condition. In fact, insurance companies are now required to cover preventive services, including birth control, at no additional cost.
But that might be about to change.

More than 40 for-profit companies, most of which are owned by men, are suing to deny their employees’ access to birth control without a copay. Republicans opposed to the Affordable Care Act are arguing that women’s bosses should have a say in their personal health decisions. This is an extreme move that could undermine a core tenet of Obamacare and compromise women’s health.

In 2012, millions of Americans had the opportunity to vote for a Republican presidential candidate who supported those companies’ position. (You might remember how that one turned out.) But today’s news shows that this fight is far from over — and that we can’t let up.
Add your name to make sure a woman’s health care decision stays between her and her doctor — not her boss.

The Supreme Court just announced that they’re going to hear this case. And if the Court rules in favor of the companies, then it could be up to employers to decide whether or not the women who work for them will have free access to birth control.

We’ve made great progress in fixing our broken health care system by guaranteeing women access to preventive care, and we can’t go back.
Speak out in favor of a woman’s right to make her own health care decisions:


Lily Adams
Deputy Communications Director
Democratic National Committee

Judy Waxman, National Women’s Law Center

National Women's Law Center
Getting the coverage you deserve!
                What to do if you are charged a co-pay, deductible, or co-insurance for preventive services.
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We’ve been working hard to make sure you and your families know about the preventive coverage provided through Obamacare. We’ve heard from many women about how much this coverage has helped them!
But we’ve also heard about some women encountering problems while trying to get these services without cost-sharing. Have you gone to the pharmacy to get your birth control thinking you wouldn’t have a co-pay — only to find out that you did? Or have you gone to the doctor thinking your annual visit would be covered without a co-pay — but it wasn’t? When your insurance company isn’t working for you, we’re here to help.
Check out our newest resource: “Getting the Coverage You Deserve: What to Do If You Are Charged a Co-Pay, Deductible, or Co-Insurance for a Preventive Service.”
Thanks to Obamacare, health care plans under the reach of the law must cover women’s preventive health services like mammograms, birth control, and breast feeding supplies without imposing deductibles, co-insurance or co-payments. But some insurance companies are still, incorrectly, making us pay for these services. So we’ve created an easy-to-use resource for you to make an appeal to your insurance company when you’re incorrectly told to pay for your preventive care.
Check out our resource today and make sure you’re getting the health care you deserve!
Want to learn more? Visit www.nwlc.org/preventiveservices.

Judy Waxman Judy Waxman Vice President for Health and Reproductive Rights National Women’s Law Center    

P.S. If you have a question about using the toolkit, or you have trouble getting a preventive service covered and you’re unsure why, let us know! We might be able to help. Please contact us at 1-866-PILL4US or via email at pill4us@nwlc.org.

NWLC: What does religious freedom mean

National Women's Law Center
Birth Control Is a Personal Decision
                Show your support of the plan to make birth control coverage without co-pays and hassles available to women, regardless of where they work.
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True religious freedom means that everyone has the right to make his or her own personal decisions, including whether to use birth control. But some bosses want to impose their religious beliefs on their employees. Last time I checked, your employees had religious beliefs, too.
The April 8 deadline to stop these bosses is fast approaching!

Show your support for the plan to make birth control coverage without co-pays and hassles available to women no matter where they work.
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently released a proposed rule whose goal is making birth control without co-pays and hassles a reality regardless of where a woman works, and the agency is asking people to comment on it. But some lawmakers and religious organizations don’t agree. They believe that if your boss has a certain religious belief, you’d better live by it, too.
This is your last chance to show your support — we need to speak out and make sure that essential health care like birth control is available for all women who need it.

Tell HHS you support its plan to make birth control coverage without co-pays and hassles available to women, regardless of where they work.
The reality is that nearly 99% of sexually active women, regardless of their religious beliefs, use contraception at some point in their lives. It’s crucial that women have access to affordable birth control to prevent unintended pregnancies, plan the timing and size of their families, and protect their health.
Thank you for everything you do in the fight for reproductive health.

Judy Waxman Judy Waxman Vice President for Health and Reproductive Rights National Women’s Law Center    

P.S. Your support allows us to continue to fight for women’s health, as well as work on many other critical issues. Please consider making a generous donation today.

When your pharmicists says NO

Only seven states hold pharmacies accountable if their employees block women from getting their birth-control prescription filled. Seven.

This problem won’t be fixed until women in all 50 states get the respect and service they deserve at the pharmacy counter.

Last week, Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) and Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) reintroduced the Access to Birth Control Act to end pharmacy refusals – and now it’s up to us to help get it passed.

More than 16,000 people supported this bill in just a few short days. That’s a great start, but now we need you to weigh in so that lawmakers in Washington hear from enough constituents.

Thanks for helping us make choice real for all women.

– Ilyse

NARAL Pro-Choice America

Nothing should get between you and your prescriptions.So don’t let anti-choice pharmacists block women from getting birth control!

Stop Rogue Pharmacists 

Imagine the humiliation of taking prescription from your doctor to the local drugstore to be filled only to be lectured by the pharmacist. It’s utterly ridiculous, yet it happens all the time, all across the country to women filling prescriptions for birth control.

Pharmacies must be held accountable if their employees obstruct and harass customers. And women have to know that they can get their medical needs met in a timely fashion.

Today, members of Congress are taking action. Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) and Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) are reintroducing the Access to Birth Control Act to finally fix this problem.

Will you email your lawmakers today and ask them to support the bill?

If all the women in the country who use or have used birth control weigh in, we’ll get this thing passed. If men who have daughters, sisters, or wives who have used birth control weigh in too, our voices will be a deafening roar to stop these kinds of actions against women.

Rogue pharmacists have done all sorts of outrageous things to avoid filling a woman’s birth-control prescription. Refusing to return a woman’s prescription… claiming that birth control is out of stock when it isn’t… even telling a woman she’s a slut for using birth control. We’ve seen it all.

Only a national law will stop them.

Call on your senators to stand by a new bill that will stop this insulting behavior.

It’s time for all pharmacies – from huge corporations to mom-and-pop stores – to have policies in place that make sure women get their prescriptions filled.

Thanks for helping us make choice real for all women.

Ilyse Hogue Ilyse Hogue President, NARAL Pro-Choice America