So I’m posting this today instead of tomorrow because it shouldn’t have to wait for Feminist Friday.
dI know I keep urging you to write letters to your senators and/or congressman/woman but it needs to be done. I also know it may seem intimidating to do this. So I am going to make it easier. Here is a template to take, make your own, and send it off to help protect women’s rights. I will work on climate change templates tonight. If there are any other templates you want or find important please just let me know and I will do what I can. 🙂
Dear Representative ____ or Senator ____
I am pro-choice about abortion and birth control and I urge you to do all in your power to protect every woman’s right to choose abortion, and birth control, and safe sex regardless of her age, income, or the state in which she lives.
I trust women to make these decisions and I trust women to decide when to involve others in her choices.
I agree with legislative proposals for contraceptive equity. These bills are designed to make sure that health plans and insurance policies cover prescriptions for birth control equally with other types of prescriptions. Women spend more time and money on pregnancy prevention and pregnancy during their lifetimes than any other health care.
I urge you to do all in your power to help women get and keep their rights. Including but not limited to women in the military, women on Indian reservations, and women receiving social security or AFDC-type support as well as all women covered by private health plans.
I am totally opposed to President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, and Supreme Court nominee Neil Goruch. Clearly, antiabortion forces are relentless in their attempts to regulate women’s private lives. For years we have known the anti-choice movement was determined not only to end abortion but also to make getting birth control and help at Planned Parenthood almost impossible.
It seems anti-choice legislators are proposing new bills each week to force Congress to endlessly debate abortion. I encourage you to stand up and say, “no – we will not debate women’s health. Roe vs Wade is the law of the land. Women need to be trusted to make abortion and birth control decisions. It is not government’s role to interfere.”
(sign your name and address)