Tell Senate to Stop Stupaking!

Tell the Senate to Stop Stupaking!

The Senate will soon begin debating their version of healthcare reform. This is our opportunity to ensure the needs of women and young people continue to be front and center in the reform debate.

In the House, the Stupak-Pitts Amendment, passed last minute in the House version of healthcare reform. It bars not only federal insurance from covering abortion, but private insurers as well. If language like Stupak's makes it into the Senate Bill, abortion will become an out-of-pocket expense, the only legal procedure to have this sort of restriction on it. Rent, utilities, tuition and basic insurance premiums are already too difficult for working people and students to juggle and paying out of pocket for healthcare that was promised as part of reform is unfair. So what can you do about it?

  • Join our National Call-In Day on the 2nd! Step one, ask your Senators to keep an anti-choice Amendment like Stupak's from ending up in their Bill. Step two? Remind your Senator to strike down the Hatch's abstinence-only funding Amendment. Our legislators need to know we're still watching. Check out our toolkit for ways to organize your campus and community for the Call-In Day. We've pulled together tips on calling and how to Tweet, Facebook and send a letter to your campus paper.

  • Can you make it to DC on the 2nd? Join Choice USA and people from across the country telling the Senate to stop Stupaking! We'll hit the Hill for a Lobby Day and Rally. RSVP here and we'll send details your way! Check out the Lobby Day Schedule here.

Healthcare reform promises to bring better care to all Americans. Let's let Congress know we will not sit idly by and let women and young people be sacrificed in the name of compromise, votes, deadlines and budgets. We need to stand up and make sure what we deserve, access to comprehensive sexual and reproductive healthcare and information, is included in the Senate Bill!

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