Saturday, November 7, 2009

EMERGENCY: We need your phone call NOW to protect reproductive rights



Planned Parenthood Action Fund





LATE-BREAKING NEWS

Right now, Congress is considering an amendment to the health care reform bill that will eliminate choice for millions of women.

Call your representative now at (202) 225-7944 and ask him or her to oppose the Stupak amendment!





I'm writing to you with an urgent request.

Late yesterday, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops met with leaders in the House of Representatives in their bid to eliminate women's access to abortion care under health care reform.

We have just received news that their efforts are working, and Representative Bart Stupak has introduced an amendment to the health care reform bill that will result in women losing health care coverage for abortion.

We urgently need you, and your friends and family, to call your representative. Call Carolyn Maloney, at (202) 225-7944 and ask him or her to reject the Stupak amendment that will remove abortion coverage from health care reform. After you call, just reply to this message and let us know how it went.

If the bishops and their anti-choice partners in the House succeed, they'll permanently alter health care in America, even taking away benefits from women that they have today. The bishops want to effectively eliminate abortion coverage in both private plans and the public option. We simply cannot stand for such a discriminatory, mean-spirited attack on women.

It's a chilling ultimatum: eliminate choice for millions of women, or the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops will do all they can to kill health care reform. This is a true crisis for American women, and we need you to act now.

Call your representative at (202) 225-7944 and tell him or her to reject this attack on women's health — and then forward this message to your friends, your family, everyone you know and ask them to do the same (and don't forget to post the news to Facebook, Twitter — everywhere).

We need you now, more than ever. Thank you for standing strong with us in the face of this vicious last-minute attack on women. We will keep you posted on what's next.





Sincerely,


Cecile Richards, President
Planned Parenthood Action Fund


P.S. Here's how you can urge others on Facebook and Twitter to call Congress.
  • For Facebook, post this to your status:
    EMERGENCY — Representative Bart Stupak has just introduced an amendment to the health care reform bill that will eliminate coverage for abortion care. I just called my Rep and you should, too. Call 202-730-9001 and ask him or her to reject the amendment.

  • Post this message on Twitter:
    URGENT – Call yr Rep NOW to reject the Stupak amend to hlth care reform. Wld eliminate all abortion care. 202-730-9001. Pls RT.





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