28 Feb

The Senate will vote on whether to eliminate all funding for family-planning services and health centers


NARAL Pro-Choice america
Dear The McGlynn,

Anti-choice politicians’ all-out war on women moves to the Senate this week, and we must stop the heinous attacks.

Please, make an emergency online contribution to protect women’s health.

Help stop the War on Women.

Donate Now

Any moment now, the Senate will vote on whether to eliminate all funding for family-planning services and health centers, including Planned Parenthood. That would shut the door on as many as 5 million women and men who rely on these services each year for critical health-care needs.

The Senate is expected to vote in the next 48 hours on this measure.

Even if you’ve contributed recently, this is a crucial moment in the fight for our reproductive rights. With only 40 pro-choice senators, we need the resources to fight back.

Our anti-choice opponents in Congress are completely out of control and are working feverishly to:

  • Defund more than 4,500 family-planning health centers, including Planned Parenthood clinics.
  • Eliminate access for millions of women to contraception … cancer screenings … Pap smears … prenatal and well-baby care … and testing and treatment for HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases.
  • Allow hospitals to let women die rather than provide lifesaving abortion services.
  • Abolish all insurance coverage for abortion care, including private insurance.

And while anti-choice members of the U.S. House of Representatives supported contraception for wild horses, they voted to eliminate access to birth control for millions of low-income women in the same bill.i

Please make as generous a contribution as you can to help NARAL Pro-Choice America:

  • Target key senators in their states and meet with their staffs in Washington, D.C.
  • Fund our ongoing nationwide efforts to hold grassroots visibility events around the country.
  • Flood the Senate with phone calls tomorrow during our “National Call-in Day to Protect Women’s Health.”
  • Work with coalition partners to educate lawmakers … keep this issue in the media … and ensure the Senate doesn’t follow the House in using women’s lives as a political bargaining chip.
  • Protect choice at all levels of government.

For the politicians who are waging war on women, nothing is off the table. Birth control? They want to take it away. Cancer screenings? Access denied. We must stop them.

Thank you for your urgent response to my request, and for making an emergency online contribution today.


Nancy Keenan

Nancy Keenan
President, NARAL Pro-Choice America, The People Behind the “Let Women Die” Act, Elizabeth Shipp, Political Director, NARAL Pro-Choice America, February 9, 2011

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