Tell HHS: Say NO to the anti-choice lobby

31 Aug
Because Freedom Can't Protect Itself
Dear Ismael, 

Urge the Obama administration to stand its ground in recognizing that contraception is basic health care.


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In a breakthrough advancement for women’s health, the Obama administration recently acted to put affordable, effective contraception within the reach of millions of women. But now, anti-choice, anti-family planning forces are waging an all-out campaign to prevent women from getting affordable access to these fundamental health services.

We can’t let them succeed. That’s why I’m hoping you will immediately contact the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and urge it to stand by its decision — contraception is basic health care and must be treated as such by health insurance plans.

Act now. Urge the Obama administration to stand firm and not yield to those seeking to undo a major victory for women’s health. (Do not forward: This link will open a page with your information already filled in.)

The new HHS policy creates a special exception for certain religious employers, allowing them to deny coverage for contraceptive services. Religious and anti-family planning groups are mounting a campaign to make the exception even broader and undermine this huge step forward.

Their strategy is clear: The more exceptions they can force into the rules, the more women they can prevent from accessing contraception.

Contact HHS Secretary Sebelius right now, and urge the Obama administration to stand its ground in recognizing that contraception is basic health care.

Please act right now by urging the Obama administration stand firm against the anti-family planning lobby’s ploy to weaken the impact of this enormous step forward.

Thanks for acting on this urgent concern,

Laura W. Murphy
Director, ACLU Washington Legislative Office


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