TELL YOUR REPRESENTATIVE TODAY TO VOTE NO ON HR 3!
May 3rd, 2011
We need to act now! The vote is finally here: on Wednesday, May 4, the House will vote on the “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act” (H.R. 3).
This bill would make life harder for women and families already struggling to make ends meet. It would deny women the ability to make the best decisions about whether and when to have a family.
Every woman, whether she is enrolled in a safety net health program like Medicaid, or has other health insurance coverage, should be able to take care of her health and make important decisions, depending on her circumstances and her family’s needs.
The bill would put up new, dangerous roadblocks to make it more impossible than ever for a woman to obtain an abortion, a legal medical procedure. It would:
- Permanently restrict abortion coverage in the federal Medicaid health program, worsening the effects on women of the damaging Hyde Amendment
- Force more women than ever to use money they need for rent and food to cover the cost of an abortion
- Push women to risk their lives and health in order to end a pregnancy if an affordable abortion is not available to them
- Ban abortion coverage in the new health care exchanges and put new taxes on employers and individuals who pay for abortion coverage through health plans
Our laws should NOT force women to choose between the basic necessities of life and the ability to have an abortion. Our laws should not jeopardize the health and future of women and families, especially those who are already suffering the most during this economic crisis.
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@Amethystars Sorry for the delay! In answer to your question, YES! Canadian cheques are most welcome. : )
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Following hashtag #1in3 for livetweeting of the DC vigil for #Beatriz in support of safe, legal affordable abortion.
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