In February of 2012 the Obama administration affirmed its commitment to women’s health care and issued a rule requiring birth control coverage without co-pays under the health care law.
It makes sense: Birth control is basic, preventive health care. In fact, 99% of all women have used birth control in their lifetime.
Despite a solution that upholds women’s health AND guarantees that insurance companies — not religious colleges or institutions — foot the bill, some social conservatives still aren’t happy. Their attacks on the President have increased steadily since February and are reaching a fever pitch in the weeks leading up to July 4th — which means it’s time once again for all of us to raise our voices!
This Independence Day, declare YOUR independence from those conservative leaders who want to control your body: TELL PRESIDENT OBAMA AND HHS SECRETARY SEBELIUS THAT YOU SUPPORT THEIR DECISION to make birth control available with no co-pay:
- Download your “United We Stand” poster, fill it out, and take your picture.
- Post it on Facebook and email to us atBC4US2012@gmail.com. Then tweet it to @WhiteHouse and@HHSGov with the hashtag #BC4US.
- Then be sure to click here to send an email message to President Obama and Secretary Sebelius today!
When President Obama first signed the Affordable Care Act in March 2010, he said, “We pushed back on the undue influence of special interests. We didn’t give in to mistrust or to cynicism or to fear.”
Send an email to the President and Secretary of Health and Human Services Sebelius, letting them know that you support their decision and are urging them to stand strong against social conservatives’ attacks on birth control.