Tell the Health Dept: Contraception is NOT Abortion!
  • Petitioned Mike Leavitt

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Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services
Mike Leavitt
Deputy Chief of Staff, Department of Health and Human Services
Greg Morris

Tell the Health Dept: Contraception is NOT Abortion!

    1. Joanne Mendez
    2. Petition by

      Joanne Mendez

      Scottsdale, AZ

The Department of Health and Human Services is quietly trying to redefine "abortion" to include birth control. This would effectively end health insurance coverage for the pill and potentially block emergency contraception for victims of rape.
 
Newspapers are reporting that dozens of state laws protecting reproductive rights will be threatened by this move. A letter signed by 28 senators warns: "The draft regulation would define birth control as abortion...it could deny access to critical family planning for women across the country."
 
This "rule change" doesn't need congressional approval. The only way to prevent it is to pressure HHS directly. Please send this message to Secretary Mike Leavitt and his deputy chief of staff today.

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