Like women needed more road blocks!
I’ll let Planned Parenthood explain:
… 136 representatives and 28 senators have gone on record saying that birth control should be made affordable for the low-income women and students affected by the recent price hike. So far, so good, right?
But the thing is — birth control isn’t very helpful when you take it 11 months late. Women need access to birth control NOW. You know it, we know it — but the congressional leadership, Majority Leader Reid and, needs one more push from you to make sure this gets done before Congress closes up shop for the holidays.
Right now, leaders in Congress are pushing to adjourn this session as soon as possible. If Congress goes home without fixing this mistake, millions of women will have to wait until 2008 for affordable birth control — we must tell Congress that’s unacceptable.
Here’s how you can make sure Majority Leader Reid anduse their leadership to ensure this problem is fixed before the end of the year.
- Call Majority Leader Reid andby dialing and asking for their offices.
- Identify yourself as a pro-family planning voter.
- Ask to leave messages for Majority Leader Reid and.
Say something like this:
“I want to thank Majority Leader Reid /for his/her support for family planning. It’s crucial that Congress address the birth control pricing crisis and restore affordable birth control before adjourning. I urge the Majority Leader / Speaker to ensure that the problem is fixed in the Medicare bill — and that affordable birth control is restored before Congress goes home for the holidays.”
One question puts this issue in crystal-clear perspective: What if Congress passed a law that made the price of your groceries go up by 900 percent? There would be an instant uproar …