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Have you had enough of lawmakers attacking reproductive rights?

National Women's Law Center
Just in the last few months we’ve seen countless attempts to restrict women’s reproductive health care. Opponents have tacked anti-abortion provisions onto unrelated bills and passed restrictions in special secret, last-minute sessions. They’ve mocked pro-choice protesters by handing them cookies. And they continue to tell women we don’t know what’s best when it comes to our own reproductive health care.
I’ve had enough. Have you?
This August, we’re declaring 31 Days of Unity. It’s a time to come together, join our voices, and tell lawmakers we will not stand for more attacks on our reproductive rights.
This year, despite all the attacks, we’ve seen support for women’s health care grow. There have been inspirational filibusters, rallies across the nation, and unprecedented activism — proving that when our community stands together, we have the power to enact change.
Will you add your voice?
Every day this August, reproductive rights, health, and justice groups across the nation are uniting to call on lawmakers to stop the attacks on equal access to safe, legal, affordable reproductive health care for all women. Together, we know we can make our voices loud enough to be heard.
Raise your voice! Tell lawmakers to end the attacks on reproductive health care.
Summer may be coming to an end, but unless we speak up, attacks on reproductive health care will continue. Demand that your representatives in Congress and in the states defend women’s reproductive health care.
Thank you for all you do.
Judy Waxman Judy Waxman Vice President for Health and Reproductive Rights National Women’s Law Center

Tell Congress – This Is Personal


Some members of Congress are working overtime trying to place restrictions on women’s reproductive health care.

This January, a new Congress, including many newly elected members, will get to work. Lawmakers either can set a new, positive agenda on women’s health, or they can spend another two years trying to limit your ability to make decisions about your own reproductive health.

If women speak up now –loudly and in one voice – we can send the message that decisions about our reproductive health are not up for debate.

Sign the petition today and tell the new Congress: This Is Personal.

Our Message to the Incoming Congress:     www.thisispersonal.org

Decisions about women’s reproductive health are personal.  As you prepare to take office in 2013, my decisions about birth control, pregnancy and reproductive health services are not up for grabs.

Leila Abolfazli
Senior Counsel
National Women’s Law Center

Watch Our New Video: They’re Coming After Our Birth Control …Judy Waxman, National Women’s Law Center

National Women's Law Center - My Health Is Not Up for Debate: Protect Reproductive Health
Attacks on contraception have been all over the news lately — from attempts to defund federal and state family planning programs and providers like Planned Parenthood to efforts to block the health care law‘s coverage of contraception with no-copays or deductibles. It’s shocking that more than 50 years after the birth control pill was approved, we’re fighting to ensure that women don’t lose access to it. Another startling front in the contraception battle? When you go to a pharmacy to get your contraception, you might be denied.
Women in at least 24 states report that their pharmacists have denied them access to birth control. Watch our new video and tell your leaders: My Health is NOT Up for Debate™!
My Health Is NOT Up for Debate - PharmacyPoliticians who have been limiting women’s access to abortion by passing 92 state restrictions last year and voting to take away access to emergency abortions have made it crystal clear that they aren’t going to stop there. They’re going after our birth control. Women are fighting on all fronts to ensure that we continue to have affordable and accessible birth control.
Enough is enough. It’s time to come together and tell our leaders — this is not about politics or religious liberty. This is about our health. And it’s NOT up for debatewatch our new video and sign our petition today.
Judy Waxman Judy Waxman Vice President for Health and Reproductive Rights National Women’s Law Center   

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Planned Parenthood …repost from 4/6/2011

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@Planned Parenthood provides services for: Birth Control Services Emergency Contraception General Health Care HIV Testing HPV & Hep Vaccines

@Planned Parenthood provides services for: LGBT Services Men’s Health Services Patient Education Pregnancy Testing, Options & Services STD Testing & Treatment Women’s Health.

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Anti-choice leaders in Congress are forcing a vote on the most dangerous legislative assault on women’s health in Planned Parenthood‘s 95-year history. This bill would eliminate Title X funding that provides women with birth control, cancer screenings, HIV testing, and more. That means cutting off millions of women from care they have no other way to afford, leaving them at risk of sickness and death.

Help protect this crucial funding by calling your representative and telling him or her to vote “NO” on the Continuing Resolution that would end Title X funding. Making the call is simple and quick — and it’s the most effective way of making sure your representative gets the message.

 to your representative’s office call 202-730-9001 to be connected.

When you reach the office, please leave a message for your representative saying that you stand with Planned Parenthood in support of Title X (“Title Ten”) funding.

CALL CONGRESS – 202 730 9001

By participating in this campaign, you are opting in to receive occasional text message alerts from Planned Parenthood. You can opt out of the text-messaging program by replying STOP at any time.

Tell your representative’s office that you are a Planned Parenthood supporter and that:

You strongly urge your representative to vote AGAINST the proposed Continuing Resolution and any attempt to cut off funding for family planning.

Eliminating Title X would cut off millions of American women from birth control, cancer screenings, HIV tests, and other lifesaving care — and that’s unacceptable.

Planned Parenthood serves over one third of all Title X patients. You strongly support Planned Parenthood health centers and the essential health services, including family planning, they provide to thousands of women, men, and teens every day.