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A Women’s Right to Choose Under Attack Again

Here is a recent petition from Planned Parenthood, it appears that a women’s right to choose is again under attack. The anti choice movement is ever creative and now have take a new method to attack womens right of choice through attacking our ability to choose our own health coverage, that is of course if that private insurance covers abortion.

It is imperative that we take action now as the deadline is October 31st 2011.

Planned Parenthood
Anti-choice groups want to ban private insurance coverage for abortion care.Tell HHS to protect women’s access to comprehensive coverage before the October 31 deadline.
I need your help, and I need it today.The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is on the verge of issuing new rules that will determine whether millions of women are able to purchase private health insurance that covers abortion care. Tell HHS to protect women’s access to coverage for abortion before the October 31 deadline.During the long fight for health care reform, anti-choice lawmakers tried over and over to hijack the process to push their own agenda. They want to ban insurance coverage for abortion for every woman in America and make it impossible for millions to get affordable care.

It’s up to HHS to protect women’s access to coverage — and it’s up to us to make sure HHS hears this loud and clear. Send your message to HHS urging them to protect comprehensive insurance coverage that includes abortion.

This is about whether women will have the right to keep the coverage they have today. The reality is that countless women who currently have comprehensive coverage are at risk of losing it if anti-choice groups get their way.

We have until Monday, October 31, to speak out — and your voice is crucial. Our opponents are desperate to force new burdens on women seeking abortion care, and they’re sending a flood of messages to HHS. We can’t let them drown us out.

Please, take a moment right now to contact HHS and tell them to protect women’s access to the private health insurance that covers all their needs.

It seems like every day there is a new attack on women’s access to reproductive health care. We’ve seen House leadership try to bar Planned Parenthood health centers from providing preventive health care through programs like Medicaid. We’ve seen state after state impose cruel new burdens on women seeking abortion care. And just last week, the House of Representatives passed a bill that would allow hospitals to let women die, rather than provide lifesaving abortion care.

And through it all, we have relied on the tireless determination of supporters like you. I am so proud and so grateful to know you’re standing with us every step of the way, and I deeply appreciate every single person who speaks out in favor of Planned Parenthood and women’s health. I hope you’ll take the time to contact HHS today.

Thank you again for all you do for the women, men, and teens who rely on Planned Parenthood.

Sincerely,
Cecile Richards, President
Planned Parenthood Federation of America
Planned Parenthood Federation of America visit plannedparenthood.org
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