Now that President Obama has taken the first step to rescind a dangerous Health and Human Services (HHS) rule, you need to take the second step, today. The current HHS rule is bad for women’s health and bad for patients’ rights. It allows healthcare workers to refuse to provide virtually any family planning service that conflicts with their personal religious beliefs.
This rule, which was issued by the Bush administration as one of its final policy initiatives, puts women’s health in jeopardy by denying their right to vital health services and information. It also makes their right to reproductive freedom potentially captive by conservative religion. Finally, it ignores important civil rights law that balances an employee’s religious beliefs with an employer’s ability to provide patients with access to healthcare.
For more information on the rule and how it’s bad for women, click here.
We need your help to make sure that Obama is successful in rescinding this discriminatory and oppressive HHS rule. So please show your support for Obama by submitting your comments to the Federal Register (this opens a PDF with instructions). The public comment period lasts only 30 days, and we need as many voices as possible to stand up for women’s unfettered access to reproductive healthcare. Submit your comments today!
Here’s another way to voice your opinion thanks to the National Partnership for Women & Families.