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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Tell Your Local Paper: Pass Health Care Reform! Stop Stupak!

As you may know by now, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a historic health care reform bill on November 7th. However, an amendment, called the Stupak-Pitts amendment, was adopted in the final hours that would ban private abortion coverage for millions of women in the United States.

Write a letter to the editor today to voice your opinion about this dangerous amendment. Let them know why you're concerned about the health of women in the United States and why you want to stop the Stupak ban! Read about the impact of the Stupak ban here.

- The Stupak ban prohibits millions of women from using their own money to buy private health insurance that provides comprehensive reproductive health care benefits.

- The Stupak ban is a radical proposal that upends the status quo on abortion coverage. It would go far beyond the Hyde amendment, which prohibits the use of federal funds to pay for abortion care in most cases.

- The Stupak ban is not only awful policy, it is bad politics. We must ensure that women's health is treated fairly in health reform.


Chicago Tribune:

Submit your letter to the editor by email or submit your letter online by going to this link.

State Journal-Register:

Submit your letter to the editor online by going to this link.

Chicago Sun-Times:

Submit your letter online by going to this link.


Once you've sent your letter, be sure to sign this online petition to tell President Obama, Majority Leader Reid, and Speaker Pelosi that you demand that they stand up to ensure that women are able to purchase private or public health insurance that offers comprehensive reproductive health care, including abortion care.

To find out how you can get involved in other activities in your local community, send an email to

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