Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Please help save access to birth control

It's been a while since I've asked you to do a point and click activism but this one is important and time is short. Via Southern Beale, Planned Parenthood is trying to drum up some public input into this Bush administration scheme to eliminate birth control from Title X funded programs that serve the poor.
President Bush's regulatory change lets health care providers define abortion, which could threaten access to birth control and broader reproductive health care, and allow federal funding for so-called "crisis pregnancy centers" that refuse to inform patients of or provide patients with a full range of reproductive health care options.

Now that the new rule has been issued officially, we need you to speak out during the official 30-day comment period before the rule can go into effect.

We need as many people as possible to submit comments to the Department of Health and Human Services before the official comment period ends on September 25.
If you have time to edit the form letter, all the better, but even signing the point and click form will help greatly. It's just a name and email input. Less than thirty seconds to save access to birth control.

[More posts daily at The Newshoggers and The Detroit News.]

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Blogger Swampcracker said...

About redefining birth control as a form of abortion, perhaps the next stop in this chain of theo-dominionist idiocy is to extend protection to hapless haploids, singles bars, and back seats of cars.

Worst of all, there have been legislative attempts to force women who have had spontaneous miscarriages to undergo physical exams to prove they did not self-abort. Imagine the implications: Charges of second degree murder unless one proves conclusively that it was a miscarriage. (I'll look for a link and send this to you.) My friend "Bean" at Birdinabottle has been tracking these issues for some time.

12:41:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

It just gets worse every day SC. The fundies are taking over. It's crazy since we outnumber them outside of the government.

1:36:00 PM  
Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

Wait until PsychoSarah's "pastor" shows up and accuses you of being a witch.

Try to prove you're not.

2:21:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

I wonder how much being burned at the stake hurts?

5:53:00 PM  

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