I’ve mentioned this issue here before, but it’s worthwhile to make our voices heard through as many channels as possible.
From MoveOn.Org here:
Can you imagine living in a place where birth control is considered an “abortion” and health insurers won’t cover it? Where even rape victims are denied emergency contraception?
It seems unbelievable, but the Bush Administration is quietly trying to redefine “abortion” to include birth control. The Houston Chronicle says this could wipe out dozens of state laws that protect women’s reproductive freedom and protect rape victims. This “rule change” doesn’t need congressional approval.
Can you sign an emergency message to Health and Human Services Secretary Mike Leavitt, whose department is considering this rule change right now? We’ll pass your signature and information to the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, which will deliver the signatures to Leavitt. They’ll be able to follow up with you on this issue.
Click here to sign the petition.