Tues 7/31 – Today’s the LAST day to comment on the “gag rule”! Forced-birthers are all in. We need to be too.

(Quote source – Watch the whole disturbing exchange here.
This post was originally published on 7/26. It’s updated with new actions.)

Heads up, people! We are LOSING the numbers game on comments!!!

Action #1: Make a comment now! 

If you did it yesterday, do it again. Comments supporting the gag rule are outnumbering us at what looks like 25:1. Most are form letters. 

And remember that this is not just a women’s battle.

The majority of peopleINCLUDING MEN, who’ve benefited by women having full access to reproductive care, support access to abortion. Ask the men in your life to write too.  Commenting is really easy to do. It takes 5 minutes. After you make a comment, make another. Make a dozen. Call/email/facebook/instagram or smoke signal your friends and have them start making comments. 

  • The group that came up with the Dept. of Reproductive Control has created an easy form here to submit before the deadline of July 31.
  • Or go old school – directly to the government comment form here.
  • Read the “Supplementary Information” and watch the comment tally go up here.
  • Examples of opposing comments at the bottom. 

Action #2: Read this article.

Women Will Be Punished.

The gloves are off. Forced-birthers have pretended for a long time that women are Continue reading “Tues 7/31 – Today’s the LAST day to comment on the “gag rule”! Forced-birthers are all in. We need to be too.”

Thurs 7/26 – We have until July 31st to make a lot of noise about the “gag rule”.

Heads up, people! We are LOSING the numbers game on comments!!!

Title X is the only federal domestic program focused solely on providing people with family planning services – to women with and without insurance. Most patients are uninsured or ineligible for Medicaid. You can read more about it here.

The Trump administration has proposed a “gag rule,” that not only would prohibit providers from even discussing abortion as a health care option for women, but would impose onerous and expensive requirements – like having a physical and financial separation between Title X programs and abortion services. (By way of reminder, abortion services are never paid for with federal or government dollars.)

A new fictional website that describes what we face in the future, brilliantly branded as the Department of Reproductive Control – lays out the Trump administration’s vision of the future that awaits us, our daughters and granddaughters. As they say “Everything on this site is true, except the name of the site itself”.

Read it and SHARE, SHARE, SHARE! Then, sit down and write out some comments because…

…although at this moment, there are over 104,190 comments recorded…

MOST of them are form-letters IN FAVOR OF THE GAG RULE!!!

Our opposition is well-organized and well-funded. However, there are far more of us who believe in our rights to full healthcare, so write!

And remember that this is not just a women’s battle.

Make all the people you know, INCLUDING MEN, who also benefit by women having full access to reproductive care, write too. It’s really easy to do. It takes 5 minutes.

Continue reading “Thurs 7/26 – We have until July 31st to make a lot of noise about the “gag rule”.”

Tues 7/10: Join with Planned Parenthood this evening to protect Title X. Bring men.

Pro-Choice supporters try to block Pro-Life demonstrators in front of the Supreme Court during the annual March for Life on the anniversary of the historic Roe v. Wade Supreme Court ruling in Washington, USA on January 27, 2017. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Gather up the teenagers in your house and introduce them to activism on an issue that will have a real effect on their lives.

And don’t just take the girls…

As this great article states: “What we too seldom hear is that men should also tell their abortion stories. We need to hear from the man who was able to stay in college, the man who did not become a single parent to two daughters after his wife died during a complicated pregnancy, the man whose uninterrupted research while a graduate student yielded a lifesaving cancer treatment and the man whose family did not become homeless during a stretch of unemployment — all because their partners had access to safe and legal abortion. Mathematically speaking, millions of men have such stories. The one-in-four women who have had an abortion did not get pregnant on their own.

Continue reading “Tues 7/10: Join with Planned Parenthood this evening to protect Title X. Bring men.”