I just got emails from Planned Parenthood and NARAL about the latest attempt at using health care reform to target women's health care. From Planned Parenthood:
Right now, the Republican leadership on the Senate Finance Committee is considering health care reform language that will take away access to women's comprehensive reproductive health services. It is unbelievable that, at a time when our leaders should be focused on expanding health care coverage, they are talking about taking benefits away from women.You can take action online through Planned Parenthood or through NARAL. NARAL's email also had these instructions for making calls:
The Republican leadership on the Senate Finance Committee is demanding a provision that will result in a drastic change to the benefits that many of us have now; and, of course, the hundreds of thousands of women who are not covered now will still be left out in the cold.
Call your senator. Call the Capitol switchboard at 202-224-3121 and ask to be connected with your senator on the Finance Committee. When the Senate staff person answers, simply ask to leave this message: "I urge the senator to oppose any attempts to ban reproductive-health services from being covered in the new health-care system."And, of course, spread the word and TAKE ACTION.