14 August 2008

Contraception is NOT abortion

From MoveOn.org (italics mine):
Can you imagine living in a place where birth control is considered an "abortion" and health insurers won't cover it? Where even rape victims are denied emergency contraception?

It seems unbelievable, but the Bush Administration is quietly trying to redefine "abortion" to include birth control. The Houston Chronicle says this could wipe out dozens of state laws that protect women's reproductive freedom and protect rape victims. Access to basic health care for millions of women would be jeopardized. And it's being pushed as a "rule change"—meaning, it doesn't need congressional approval.

Can you sign an emergency message to Health and Human Services Secretary Mike Leavitt, whose department is considering this rule change right now? Tell him: "Contraception is NOT abortion. The Bush Administration's proposal to change the definition of abortion and reduce women's access to birth control must be stopped."

Click here to sign the message.

The best way to beat back this proposal is to show Secretary Leavitt massive public outrage—that's why today we're launching this petition jointly with Planned Parenthood Action Fund. Together, we'll deliver every signature to Leavitt.
Please take a few seconds and add your name to the petition.

2 comments :

  1. The Bush Administration's proposal to change the definition of abortion and reduce women's access to birth control must be stopped."
    http://www.floodthelines.com/contraceptionisnotabortion/
    Contraception is NOT Abortion!

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  2. flmom: thanks for the link. It's a calling campaign to flood the phone lines of Secretary Leavitt.

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