Tell pro-choice senators: Stop the extremist attack on women
  • Petitioned Sen. Dianne Feinstein

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Sen. Dianne Feinstein
Sen. Barbara Boxer
Sen. Chris Murphy
Sen. Tom Carper
Sen. Bill Nelson
Sen. Mazie Hirono
Sen. Brian Schatz
Sen. Tom Harkin
Sen. Dick Durbin
Sen. Edward Markey
Sen. Ben Cardin
Sen. Barbara Mikulski
Sen. Angus King
Sen. Susan Collins
Sen. Carl Levin
Sen. Debbie Stabenow
Sen. Amy Klobuchar
Sen. Claire McCaskill
Sen. John Walsh
Sen. Jon Tester
New Jersey
Sen. Cory Booker
New Jersey
Sen. Robert Menendez
New Mexico
Sen. Martin Heinrich
Sen. Harry Reid
New York
Sen. Charles Schumer
Sen. Sherrod Brown
Sen. Ron Wyden
Rhode Island
Sen. Jack Reed
Sen. Tim Kaine
Sen. Patrick Leahy
Sen. Patty Murray
Sen. Maria Cantwell
West Virginia
Sen. Jay Rockefeller
Sen. Tammy Baldwin
Sen. Mark Udall
North Carolina
Sen. Kay Hagan
Sen. Jeff Merkley
Sen. Mark Warner
New Mexico
Sen. Tom Udall
Sen. Mark Begich
Rhode Island
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse
Sen. Bernie Sanders
Sen. Michael Bennet
New Hampshire
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen
New York
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand
Sen. Al Franken
Sen. Christopher Coons
Sen. Richard Blumenthal

Tell pro-choice senators: Stop the extremist attack on women

    1. Sponsored by

      <span>CREDO Action</span>

If you think we have a solid pro-choice majority in the Senate, think again.

It's up to the Senate to stop the attacks on women now that the House has passed two bills to defund family planning services — shamefully wiping out federal funding for Planned Parenthood's non-abortion health care for women. And not only that but the redefinition of rape is still on the table and anti-choice Republicans are pushing a bill that would allow hospitals to let pregnant women die rather than perform life-saving abortions.

We cannot take for granted our ability to stop these bills in the Senate. Anti-choice forces in the Senate now out-number pro-choice Senators 46-40. We need 41 votes to sustain a filibuster of the anti-woman, anti-choice bills coming out of the House. And what's more, we need 41 pro-choice Senators who are willing to go toe-to-toe with the extreme hard right majority. At the end of this fight one side will have to blink.

Tell pro-choice Senators: Filibuster any bill that introduces new restrictions on abortion or defunds Planned Parenthood, the nation's largest provider of reproductive health care to women. 

What's more, there will be enormous pressure on pro-choice members of the Senate to pass the Continuing Resolution on the Budget without stripping provisions to defund Planned Parenthood. In the health care reform fight, this is exactly how the Stupak Amendment was able to pass the House — women were thrown under the bus in order to get a majority vote for what was considered a "must pass" bill. Back then, conservatives in the Senate prevailed practically without a fight. And now, post-election, we are left with a shrinking pro-choice caucus in the Senate and facing a much bigger threat to women's health and the right to choose. It's scary.

If recent history is our guide, it will most likely the rightwing, anti-choice forces in the Senate who at the defining moment will refuse to back down. But it doesn't have to be that way. If there is a massive show of support we can help pro-choice Senators draw a line in the sand and stop the attacks on women.

Now is the time for pro-choice Senators to use hardball tactics to stop Republicans and anti-choice Democrats from making the House's extremist attack on women into the law of the land. We failed to stop Republicans along with conservative Democrats in the House from advancing radical bills to dramatically restrict women's access to abortion and other forms of reproductive healthcare. The Senate can be our firewall. But we need at least 41 pro-choice Senators to refuse to cave and filibuster.

Tell pro-choice Senators: Draw a line in the stand and do whatever it takes to block any bill that introduces new restrictions on abortion or defunds Planned Parenthood, the nation's largest provider of reproductive health care to women.

The Senate is our firewall. Lines must be drawn. The time is now to take urgent action and stop the attacks on women.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, California
Sen. Barbara Boxer, California
Sen. Chris Murphy, Connecticut
Sen. Tom Carper, Delaware
Sen. Bill Nelson, Florida
Sen. Mazie Hirono, Hawaii
Sen. Brian Schatz, Hawaii
Sen. Tom Harkin, Iowa
Sen. Dick Durbin, Illinois
Sen. Edward Markey, Massachusetts
Sen. Ben Cardin, Maryland
Sen. Barbara Mikulski, Maryland
Sen. Angus King, Maine
Sen. Susan Collins, Maine
Sen. Carl Levin, Michigan
Sen. Debbie Stabenow, Michigan
Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Minnesota
Sen. Claire McCaskill, Missouri
Sen. John Walsh, Montana
Sen. Jon Tester, Montana
Sen. Cory Booker, New Jersey
Sen. Robert Menendez, New Jersey
Sen. Martin Heinrich, New Mexico
Sen. Harry Reid, Nevada
Sen. Charles Schumer, New York
Sen. Sherrod Brown, Ohio
Sen. Ron Wyden, Oregon
Sen. Jack Reed, Rhode Island
Sen. Tim Kaine, Virginia
Sen. Patrick Leahy, Vermont
Sen. Patty Murray, Washington
Sen. Maria Cantwell, Washington
Sen. Jay Rockefeller, West Virginia
Sen. Tammy Baldwin, Wisconsin
Sen. Mark Udall, Colorado
Sen. Kay Hagan, North Carolina
Sen. Jeff Merkley, Oregon
Sen. Mark Warner, Virginia
Sen. Tom Udall, New Mexico
Sen. Mark Begich, Alaska
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, Rhode Island
Sen. Bernie Sanders, Vermont
Sen. Michael Bennet, Colorado
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, New Hampshire
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, New York
Sen. Al Franken, Minnesota
Sen. Christopher Coons, Delaware
Sen. Richard Blumenthal, Connecticut
Filibuster any bill that introduces new restrictions on abortion or defunds Planned Parenthood, the nation's largest provider of reproductive health care to women.

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    Reasons for signing

    • Charmaine Swinney CLEVELAND, OH
      • over 3 years ago

      I feel that the government should not have the right to tell a woman what to do with her body or take away our options. They should try focusing on more important tasks such as jobs!

    • Ursula Lang HARVARD, IL
      • over 3 years ago

      we dont tell men that they cant have vasectomies

    • Kim Mclendon SALISBURY, NC
      • over 3 years ago

      Please defend women against the insane Republicans in the House of Representatives. This is not about Abortion, it is about their desire to bankrupt most Americans, and repress women as they are in Muslim countries.

    • Lisa Hybner BURLINGTON, CT
      • over 3 years ago

      Planned Parenthood all the way!

    • Judith Pecho CORRALES, NM
      • over 3 years ago

      Stop attacking women. You are all on the way out. Even your own party doesn't support you overbearing and judgmental approach toward women. Leave women alone. Maybe we should not allow your erection dysfunction medications to be covered by taxpayers in your insurance plan. I am all for that.


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