Friday, February 25, 2011

Protect Women's Lives: 4,766 more signatures needed by Monday

Congress could take away women's access to birth control and critical reproductive-health care services unless we send a big message to the Senate.

45,234 people have contacted their senators in the last few days. That's absolutely amazing. But we cannot leave anything to chance - help us reach 50,000.

Contact your senators right now and tell them to protect funding for Planned Parenthood and other local health centers. We'll deliver your messages starting Monday at events across the country and here in Washington, D.C.

Thanks for standing up for the five million women and men who could lose access to basic health care.

- Nancy

The House votes to defund Planned Parenthood!

It's up to the Senate to say "no."

We need to send 50,000 emails to the Senate. Send your email right now.

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The U.S. House of Representatives has declared war on birth control

The House has voted to defund Planned Parenthood and eliminate funding for family planning at other local health centers. It means that women in your community could lose access to birth control, Pap smears, breast-cancer screenings, and many other types of preventive health care.

We must make a big statement right now to call on the Senate to say no to this devastating cut. Help us send 50,000 emails to the Senate in the next seven days.

Anti-choice lawmakers' attacks today are just plain irresponsible. Cutting funding for Planned Parenthood and other health centers would leave at least five million women and men without access to basic health care. Where will these people go for critical services?

We are talking about birth-control prescriptions… screenings for breast cancer and cervical cancer… testing and treatment for sexually transmitted diseases… Pap tests… annual exams… and prenatal and well‐baby care.

Tell your senators to stand up for the nation's family-planning program and the five million people it serves.

I know a lot of women and men who turned to a Planned Parenthood while they were in college or between jobs. And I'm sure you do, too.

That's why this is a huge moment for all of us who are pro-choice. We understand what it means to make responsible choices about preventing unintended pregnancy and protecting our reproductive health, even when money is tight.

Anti-choice lawmakers clearly don't. They're out of touch with the reality of women's lives.

Our opponents are attacking health-care services that are vital to women. This is not a symbolic belt-tightening gesture. This attack is personal. It's about all of us.

Help me get make sure the Senate does not compromise women's health. Send your senators an email now and help us reach 50,000 emails.

Together, we will fight this war on women's health care – and win. 

Nancy Keenan

Nancy Keenan
President, NARAL Pro-Choice America

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