It's getting annoying, the way you can't send a letter to an elected official these days unless you agree to contribute to something. So...Here's my letter to President Obama. I'd send it through the Planned Parenthood site, but they have not made it possible. YEt. Here's my letter:
Dear Mr. President:
You campaigned on a promise to put reproductive health care at the center of your health care reform plan. Now it's time for you to make good on that commitment.
I am one of many who are outraged that the House of Representatives passed a bill that would make women worse off under health care reform than they are today. I am asking you to ensure that lawmakers, especially those in your party, support health care reform that protects women's access to reproductive care as the next round of debate and voting occurs in the Senate.
President Obama, without access to abortion care, and to comprehensive reproductive health care, there is no choice. I will not stand for that, and I need to know that you won't either.
Also, Mr. President, we can read. Specifically, we have read Taylor Marsh's column in HP today, which reads, in part: "It was Pres. Obama who opened the door to sell us out when he decided to put the Hyde Amendment in the budget, something Bill Clinton never did. But Mr. Obama didn't stop there. During the stimulus fight, at the first sign of displeasure, our president personally asked that contraceptives be taken out. Now the president seems ready to finish the job, with Democrats in the House helping him do it."
(Read more at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/taylor-marsh/in-pelosis-house-64-democ_b_349769.html&cp).
You are not going to WIN anything if you do it on the backs of women!!