Tell President Obama: Don't cave on birth control

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"Requiring insurance coverage for birth control with no co-pays is an historic advancement for women's health. I urge you to reject the demands of extreme anti-woman activists to exempt religiously affiliated universities and hospitals and other nonprofits from this rule.

Women's access to birth control shouldn't be determined by who they work for."
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Tell President Obama to protect access to birth control for all women.

Dear Friend,

In August, the Obama Administration listened to women's rights advocates and made an historic advancement for women's health with new regulations that require insurance coverage for birth control with no co-pays.

But President Obama may be poised to cave on this tremendous step forward for women's health.

Extremists who literally oppose any woman having access to contraceptives are lobbying President Obama to overturn these new regulations and block access to birth control for millions of women, as a part of their coordinated strategy to limit women's access to health care.

Tell President Obama: Take a stand against extreme anti-woman activists and ensure all women have access to no-cost birth control. Click here to automatically sign the petition.

If President Obama caves to the demands of the radical anti-contraception activists, certain employers like religiously affiliated universities and hospitals will be allowed to prevent their female employees from having access to the same health care as every other woman in America.

The Department of Health and Human Services and the medical community agree that providing no-cost birth control is an essential part of preventive health care for women. And Kathleen Sebelius, the director of HHS, said that providing birth control at no cost to women should be like "covering flu shots."1

President Obama needs to hear that women's access to critically important health care shouldn't be determined by who they work for.

Tell President Obama: Take a stand against extreme anti-woman activists and ensure all women have access to no-cost birth control. Click here to automatically sign the petition.

The anti-woman lobby is small but incredibly powerful. We know that President Obama has had private meetings with influential leaders from U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops who have been publicly pressuring him to restrict access to birth control. There is already a religious exemption that covers churches and other places of worship from offering birth control as part of health insurance. This new push to radically broaden that exemption is nothing more than a thinly veiled attack on contraception.

Now, President Obama needs to hear from the millions of women who use birth control and depend on it to keep them healthy. He should listen to the medical community and women in the U.S., not the extreme anti-woman forces lobbying him behind closed doors.

Tell President Obama: Take a stand against extreme anti-woman activists and ensure all women have access to no-cost birth control. Click here to automatically sign the petition.

Thank you for working to protect women's health.

Ali Rozell, Campaign Manager
CREDO Action from Working Assets

1. "New U.S. rules require insurance coverage for contraception," N.C. Aizenman, The Washington Post, 8-1-2011.


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