Anti-Choice Attacks

Hello!

I know that you were really concerned about the anti-choice attacks to health-care reform, so I wanted to send you this important update.

Health-care reform is moving forward, which is great, but anti-choice Rep. Bart Stupak, Sen. Ben Nelson, and right-wing groups continue to attack women’s abortion coverage in this bill. In fact, in an interview with “Good Morning America,” Rep. Stupak said he would bring down the entire bill unless there is a complete abortion-coverage ban in the new health system.

The staff at NARAL Pro-Choice America are working closely with pro-choice leaders in Congress to fight back against these attacks. I just signed my name to NARAL’s letter to make sure that pro-choice leaders know that thousands of pro-choice Americans from across the country stand behind them to fight against Rep. Stupak’s attack in the coming days.

I hope you add your name, too. We can’t let anti-choice politicians use abortion as a bargaining chip!

http://bit.ly/cKirh4

Thank you.

Healthcare Reform and Choice

Nancy Keenan, NARAL Pro-Choice America:

health reform is in serious trouble.
The AP just reported that anti-choice Democratic Sen. Ben Nelson is refusing to vote to move the health-care bill forward – all because the bill doesn’t include his outrageous Stupak-style ban on abortion coverage.
Well, I’ve had enough of Sen. Nelson.
With Sen. Nelson holding up the health-reform bill unless he is granted an anti-choice amendment, we need Sen. Olympia Snowe to step up and be the 60th vote for health-care reform.
Sen. Snowe is the only Republican to cross party lines to vote for health-care reform legislation in committee. And she’s the only Republican to vote twice against a ban on abortion coverage.
Sign our emergency petition asking Sen. Snowe to vote to advance health-reform legislation that doesn’t jeopardize women’s abortion coverage in the new system.
The Senate is set to take critical votes in the next 72 hours, so we need to act fast to urge Sen. Snowe to be the 60th vote.
Add your name now to our emergency petition so that we can pass health reform and keep millions of women from losing their private insurance coverage for abortion.
Thank you for fighting with me.
– Nancy

Tags: care, health, women’schoice

We did it!!!

Valjeanne —

We did it!

Because of the fierce commitment and unrelenting determination of grassroots Democrats like you, the U.S. House of Representatives made history Saturday night by passing the Affordable Health Care for America Act.

This landmark bill — passed on the 3rd Anniversary of the Democrats winning our Majority in the House — features a strong public option, protection for Medicare and holds powerful insurance corporations accountable.

However, our work is not yet done. The well-funded opponents of reform have already gone on the attack against our courageous Democrats who stood up and voted for this legislation. It is critical that we have the resources to stand strong against these dishonest attacks.

Stand with Democrats against the powerful insurance lobby and their Republican allies who overwhelmingly voted no on health care reform. They have already launched a huge campaign filled with half-truths, distortions and misinformation in a desperate final attempt to scare the American people and undermine support for Congressional Democrats.

Insurance company CEOs know the days of maximizing their profits by denying care to the sick are numbered. They fear for their massive profits and obscenely large pay checks. And Republicans believe demonizing Democrats who voted for health care reform is the only way back to power.

Real change has come to Washington because you and your fellow Democrats are standing up and demanding it. We are in a historic moment. Don’t hold back. Get involved. Please support the DCCC right now.

Thank you,

Nancy Pelosi
Speaker of the House

Reproductive-health care coverage…

Hi,

I just received some pretty disturbing news: Anti-choice senators are using health-care reform to attack your reproductive-health care coverage.

Unless we act now, the Senate could ban reproductive-health services from being covered in the new health-care system.

Millions of women could lose coverage for abortion care even if their private health insurance already covers it!

I just sent my senators a note asking that they stand up against this divisive anti-choice attack.

Will you send a note too? Just click the link below:

http://action.prochoiceamerica.org/site/Advocacy?id=3835&pagename=homepage

If we lose and a ban is introduced as part of health-care reform, there’s little chance of getting it removed later. A Senate committee will take up the bill next week (that’s July 6) so there’s not much time.

http://action.prochoiceamerica.org/site/Advocacy?id=3835&pagename=homepage

Thanks for helping out.