Posts tagged choice

Sign Our Banner: Not My Boss's Business!

On Tuesday, March 25, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments for a case that would give bosses the right to deny their employees birth control coverage just because they oppose it.

Every major media outlet will be there, and we want reporters to see firsthand that the majority of voices outside the court don’t want bosses trying to impose their personal views on their employees.

We’re organizing a banner to display outside of the Supreme Court to make sure our voices are heard, but it will only make a strong statement if it’s signed by a ton of people. Our coalition is setting a big goal of getting 200,000 people to sign, and that means we need you to add your name.

If you live in California, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Minnesota, New York, Rhode Island or Vermont, one of your senators is a Democratic member of the Judiciary Committee. Their vote could be pivotal for keeping Michael Boggs from a lifetime appointment.
Sign and send the petition—Reject Michael Boggs’s nomination to the U.S. District Court in Georgia.

If you live in California, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Minnesota, New York, Rhode Island or Vermont, one of your senators is a Democratic member of the Judiciary Committee. Their vote could be pivotal for keeping Michael Boggs from a lifetime appointment.

Sign and send the petition—Reject Michael Boggs’s nomination to the U.S. District Court in Georgia.

CVS: Guarantee In-Store Contraception Access

Can you imagine walking into a pharmacy to buy ibuprofen and, finding that it was kept behind the pharmacy counter, you ask the pharmacist if you can buy some and are told no. The pharmacist doesn’t believe in selling ibuprofen, and unfortunately the sales associate on shift doesn’t either. It’s against their religion. You’re out of luck.

It sounds funny, but if you go to a CVS pharmacy for emergency contraception, or to refill a monthly birth control prescription, their corporate policy allows employees to refuse to serve you in the store, even if there isn’t anyone else on duty who’s willing to do so. Is there another store to go to? If you’re in an urban center, have time on your hands, are very mobile and have access to transportation, sure. If you’re in a rural area or have difficulties getting around, you may be out of luck at one of the largest pharmacy chains in the country.

It’s become something of a fad these days for certain people to try and prove their righteousness in public by refusing to do their jobs so they can try to interfere in the health care decisions of strangers. CVS has a policy that allows this kind of shirking of professional responsibility by its employees. But if CVS wants to be seen as a health care provider, as they say they do, they need to prioritize the needs of their customers.

CVS, a company that takes in more prescription revenue than any other pharmacy in the United States, should ensure that there is always someone on duty at each of their stores who’s willing to meet customers’ needs for legal, preventative health care.

Sign the petition: CVS must guarantee in-store access to all forms of contraception.

Better contraceptives are part of the reason for the declining abortion rate. Lower teen pregnancy rates are part of the reason. Changing sexual mores might be part of the reason. But laws restricting abortion? That might succeed in making lots of poor women miserable, but it has nothing to do with declining abortion rates. Not yet, anyway.
So this is what Planned Parenthood saw the House Majority do today.

So this is what Planned Parenthood saw the House Majority do today.

LOUISIANA IS ABOUT TO CLOSE ITS ABORTION CLINICS AND NO ONE IS TALKING ABOUT IT

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Just before Thanksgiving, the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) issued new “emergency” regulations that overhauled the existing regulations on abortion clinics. These 21 pages of rules give DHH the authority to immediately shut down a clinic without opportunity for appeal, even for simple infractions. Clinics have stated that they would be unable to meet the burdensome and excessive requirements, and this would lead to the closure of all five clinics in Louisiana.

Oh my god, these regulations are the height of impossibility. Among other things, patients have to have certain medical information documented by the clinic a month before their procedure. This is a 30-day waiting period.

Louisiana residents, there is a hearing on Wednesday, January 27 at 9:30 am in Room 118 of the Bienville Building in Baton Rouge. PLEASE submit written comments (the link has sample letters) or get there early wearing purple to match the folks at the New Orleans Abortion Fund.

hhhhey but guess what severe weather is shutting down a lot of the state so we can’t go anywhere :C ISN’T THAT GREAT

that was sarcasm it’s not great at all

You can still submit your opposition by emailing abortionfundnola@gmail.com for them to read at the hearing, or sending a letter (received by Jan. 30) to:

J. Ruth Kennedy

Bureau of Health Services Financing

PO Box 91030

Baton Rouge, LA 70821-0930

Please don’t think that your physical presence is all that will make a difference! Your opposition will be registered whether they see your face or not. Don’t let bad weather stand in the way of defending your civil rights!

This was done the right way: it gives you access to action

Didja see her latest video? The one where she hangs out with Jesus?

Didja see her latest video? The one where she hangs out with Jesus?

Yesterday, the Supreme Court announced they’ll hear two cases from for-profit companies who think they should have the right to deny their employees coverage for birth control—just because the bosses don’t agree with it. So we took to Twitter to tell the birth control bosses: #HandsOffMyBC!

Stop the 20-Week Abortion Ban!

Senator Lindsey Graham must need a hobby. Despite the fact that fewer than 2 percent of abortions ever occur after 20 weeks of pregnancy, the senator is still trying to push for a ban on abortion after that point. Considering that when abortions happen that late in a pregnancy, they’re usually for medical reasons, Senator Graham is clearly willing to risk women’s health to get a handful of conservative votes.

It’s no coincidence, after all, that Senator Graham is up for reelection soon and that he’s struggling in the polls. This bill, which is based on a completely made-up medical “fact” that fetuses after 20 weeks of pregnancy can “feel pain,” is nothing more than a desperate attempt to woo uncertain conservative voters. But Senator Graham is putting real women’s lives on the l ine — and we can’t let that happen.

Under Roe v. Wade, abortion is already illegal after 24 weeks. This is a pathetic attempt on Sen. Graham’s part to try to legislate women’s bodies for the sake of political clout.

Sen. Graham needs to get a life and stay out of ours. Tell Congress to stop the 20-week abortion ban!