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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Don't let women's health issues get dissorted

Dear WatercolorsAngel,

We women already know it, but it's nice to have a panel of experts confirm it: contraception is preventive health care!

For many years, the National Women's Law Center has been working to get contraception covered in all health insurance plans, and we're finally within reach of achieving this critical goal. But we're not done yet – Obama Administration officials will decide soon whether to accept the expert recommendations released earlier today.

Sign our petition asking Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to accept these medically-based recommendations and to support no-cost contraception.

Women are one step closer to having access to affordable health care, and the nation is one step closer to realizing the promise of the Affordable Care Act, thanks to today's announcement by a non-partisan, independent panel of experts. These experts brought their scientific and medical knowledge to bear to identify contraception, yearly well-woman visits, support for breast feeding, screening and counseling for domestic violence, and counseling for sexually transmitted infections, among others as essential preventive health care for women, and therefore health insurers should be required to cover them at no-cost to the woman.

We're one step closer to making contraception more affordable than ever. But we still need your help to say – we've got you covered.

Today's decision means that couples who want to plan and space their children, college students who decide to go to graduate school before starting families, and millions of other women trying to prevent an unintended pregnancy are one step closer to getting the affordable birth control they need. Help make it happen by urging HHS Secretary Sebelius to accept these expert recommendations and then forward the petition to your family, friends, and co-workers!

Thank you for all you do on behalf of women and their families.

Judy Waxman   Judy Waxman
Vice President for Health and Reproductive Rights
National Women's Law Center

P.S. Your generous donation allows us to continue to work for women and their families. Support our work on reproductive health and other issues today.
                                                                                                                                                               Here's to passing it on. There is more to say, but how do I explain that back in the 80's I became a 'Born again Christian' with all the conviction of a new believer. I was too busy do 'right by God' to have compassion. That is the weakness of 'Social Conservatism' who tend to be to wrapped in being the 'Holiness' and 'Righteousness' of God to remember that God The Father Almighty is first and foremost 'Love' and 'Grace' and 'Forgiveness'.  Lord, forgive me, in the past, I was just as judgmental and just plane heartless. Please, let us all learn compassion before it is too late and before we vote for people who are against supporting the middle and lower classes, because we are too busy voting on other issues. The question is if I do not vote for the issue which impacts me the most then who will?