Monday, March 7, 2011

Stop the War on Women: Join Us in D.C.

It's official: anti-choice politicians have declared war on women. Abortion care, birth control, STI testing – even cancer screenings – are threatened.

That's why on April 7, we need 5,000 NARAL Pro-Choice America supporters to show up in person in Washington, D.C. for our lobby day. You will carry a simple message: the War on Women ends now.

Can you make it? We're arranging buses in some cities and we'll give you all the training and materials you need. You'll meet other pro-choice activists, and be able to make a direct impact in stopping the War on Women.

RSVP today for our pro-choice lobby day. http://www.prochoiceamerica.org/get-involved/offline-actions/lobby-day-april2011.html?autologin=true

The onslaught of extreme, anti-choice legislation on Capitol Hill is nothing short of alarming. You've heard about it – bills that would allow hospitals to refuse to provide women with life-saving abortion care, slash funds for birth control and cancer screenings, and abolish private insurance coverage of abortion. They even voted to defund Planned Parenthood.

We knew after Election Day last November that we were in for the fight of our lives. You've stood right by us – sending letters to your legislators, calling them, holding them accountable for their votes, and getting your friends involved, too.

But anti-choice politicians are aggressively advancing their plans to take away a woman's right to choose.

That's why it's absolutely critical that we show them the power of the pro-choice movement. When we show up at legislators' offices, we'll send a clear message that we're fed up with these attacks – and we're ready to fight for our right to choose.

Join me on April 7. Click here to RSVP. http://www.prochoiceamerica.org/get-involved/offline-actions/lobby-day-april2011.html?autologin=true

I'll be in touch soon with more details about the day's events. Can't wait to see you there!

My best,

Nancy Keenan
President, NARAL Pro-Choice America

P.S. – An email we sent last week contained an error. The "Stupak on Steroids" bill, H.R.3, advanced in a key committee, but has a few more hurdles before it reaches a vote in the full House. We apologize for the mistake.

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