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Judy Waxman, National Women’s Law Center


National Women's Law Center
Abortion opponents just won’t stop! In the past few years, they tried to restrict women’s reproductive health care at the federal level — again and again — but we joined with millions of people across the country to speak out, work hard and stop them in their tracks. When you get to the states, things are even worse — and the results are truly frightening.
Please help the Center fight back and protect women’s reproductive health — including access to abortion. Please donate $10 to support our work on these and so many other issues vital to women and families.
Honestly, I’m hopping mad — and here’s why:

  • In just the past few weeks, Arkansas and North Dakota passed bans severely limiting when you can get an abortion, and many other states are considering similar measures. Arkansas’s ban limits abortion at 12 weeks, while North Dakota’s goes even further, limiting abortion after just 6 weeks, a time when many women don’t even know they’re pregnant.
  • Nearly all private insurance plans include abortion coverage, but 22 states have banned this coverage and Pennsylvania, Texas and West Virginia are considering similar bans, threatening women’s health and well-being.
  • These attacks come after states ALREADY enacted the highest number of restrictions on women’s reproductive health care EVER in 2011 and 2012.

We can’t stand for this! Please donate $10 to support the Center’s work on reproductive health and so many other issues vital to women and families.
All these bans have one important thing in common — they take decision-making away from women and their families and put it in the hands of politicians. The last time we checked, only you know what’s best for your body, your family and your future. We need to put a stop to this, and with your help we will.
Please donate $10 to support our work on women’s reproductive health and so many other issues vital to women and families.
Thank you again for all the work you do — we know we can count on you in the fights ahead.
Sincerely,

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

P.S. Please join the fight — donate $10 to support the Center’s work on women’s reproductive health and so many other issues vital to women and families.

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.
Sincerely,

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.

Birth Control and Bosses Don’t Mix : NWLC


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Support Birth Control without Co-pays
                Tell HHS you support a workable plan to make birth control coverage without co-pays available to women, regardless of where they work.
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Something is wrong with this picture: you, your boss, your birth control.
The reality is birth control and bosses don’t mix. This isn’t a question, at least for you and me. But there are actually people who think that bosses should be able to make their employees’ personal medical decisions — over 50 bosses have even gone to court over it.
The health care law guarantees that women can get birth control covered with no co-pays or deductibles. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently released a proposed rule whose goal is making sure this is a reality regardless of where a woman works, and the agency is asking people to comment on it.
Bosses who oppose this will be speaking out. We need you to speak out even louder in support of birth control without co-pays for women, regardless of where they work.

Send in your comments today and tell HHS you support a workable plan to make birth control coverage without co-pays available to women, no matter where they work.
When studies show that 99% of sexually active women use contraception, and that Catholic women use contraceptives at nearly the same rate as the general population, it’s shocking that some employers are trying to block access to birth control. Women must have access to no-cost, comprehensive birth control coverage without extra burdens or barriers, as promised in the health care law. So it’s up to us to ensure that the Administration’s plan gives women the ability to get seamless coverage of affordable birth control, no matter who their boss is.
Tell HHS that bosses shouldn’t stand in the way of a woman getting seamless access to birth control.

Send in your comments today and show your support of a workable plan to make birth control coverage without co-pays available to women, regardless of where they work.
We need to stand strong against these efforts to make sure important preventive health services — including birth control — are available and affordable for women who need it.
Thanks for fighting for women’s reproductive health.
Sincerely,

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.

Tell Congress – This Is Personal


WILD HORSES?

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

Choices … they are clear: Women have the RIGHT TO safe quality & affordable HEALTH CARE – BarackObama2012


Join Women for Obama: http://OFA.BO/3C7BeJ

President Obama held a grassroots event in Denver, Colorado where he highlighted how health reform has helped women get access to the care they need.

Thanks to Obamacare:

-Over 868,600 women will now have access to free preventive care.  That means things like mammograms, screenings for cervical cancer and pap smears are available to women without any cost-sharing.

-Over 22,100 Colorado women who find themselves in the Medicare doughnut hole coverage gap will have received a discount on their prescription drugs, saving them an average of $577 each.

-On August 1, insurance companies began to cover eight new women’s health services — including contraception, well-woman visits, breastfeeding support, and more.