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This week is the 45th anniversary of Roe v Wade. There will be a march against the decision and our legislature will be swamped with dramatically-named anti-choice bills aimed at interfering with both women’s rights to choose what’s best for themselves and their families, but also with the hard decisions patients must make with their doctors, when their health, or even their lives, are in danger. Make sure your legislators know we’re watching and we expect them to trust women.
Minimal Script for representatives: I’m calling from [zip code] to ask that Representative [__] oppose the anti-choice bills H.R.4712 and H.R.490.
Minimum Script for senators: I’m calling from [zip code] to ask that Senator [__] oppose the anti-choice bill S.1922.
Additional script for both: Instead, we want [Rep./Sen.] to create and support bills that promote reproductive healthcare services, safe and legal abortions, affordable birth control, HIV/AIDS care and prevention, standards to reduce our ridiculously high rate of maternal mortality and medically accurate sex education for all people, regardless of income, location or education.
Rep. Julia Brownley: (CA-26): DC (202) 225-5811, Oxnard (805) 379-1779, T.O. (805) 379-1779
or Rep. Salud Carbajal: (CA-24): DC (202) 225-3601, SB (805) 730-1710 SLO (805) 546-8348
Other Rep Contacts: http://www.phoneyourrep.com
Senator Feinstein: DC (202) 224-3841, LA (310) 914-7300, SF (415) 393-0707, SD (619) 231-9712, Fresno (559) 485-7430
and Senator Harris: DC (202) 224-3553, LA (213) 894-5000, SAC (916) 448-2787, Fresno (559) 497-5109, SF (415) 355-9041, SD (619) 239-3884
Other Senator Contacts: http://www.phoneyourrep.com
While you’re waiting for someone to answer the phone, watch this.
And read these…
The impact of illegal abortion (our bodies, ourselves)
Texas forced this woman to deliver a stillborn baby. (dailybeast)
DIY abortion In America “Please, I am out of Options” (the guardian)
Why it’s become so hard to get an abortion (Thenewyorker)
When they would rather let you die than let you have an abortion (LAtimes)