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The First Amendment states: 
"Congress shall make no law respecting the establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."


Then why is it that states are creating laws that stem from the religious beliefs of those in power? Why are women are being denied their basic human rights? Laws are cropping up all over the United States regarding women's access to contraceptives and their reproductive organs. What goes on within their bodies should be between them and their doctors, not them and the entire US Government. These laws all come from certain religious beliefs that are being imposed upon the state, that abortion and birth control are wrong, even though not everyone in the state feels or believes the same thing. In Georgia women are forced to

As a budding nation, our forefathers saw the importance of the Separation of Church and State, and it's in our Constitution, yet the government continues to allow laws that are created to protect a certain religious belief. This is wrong! This is unconstitutional and goes against what the United States stands for as a nation. This is the Land of the Free, so let's stand up to our name.

 

Letter to
Congress
U.S. House of Representatives
U.S. Senate
and 4 others
California State House
California State Senate
President of the United States
California Governor
I just signed a petition calling for Congress to separate Church and State.

Part of the first amendment states "Congress shall make no law respecting the establishment of religion", yet states are creating laws that stem from the religious beliefs of those in power. There is legislation denying women access to contraceptives and intruding on their reproductive organs all over the United States because government officials are imposing their religious beliefs upon them. These officials state that abortion and contraceptives are wrong based on their religion, even though not everyone shares their same beliefs.
Many politicians against gay marriage state that it "goes against God", again stemming from their religious beliefs. Marriage is something that is intensely personal, and it shouldn't be defined by courts or voters, or by any religious text.

As a budding nation, our forefathers saw the importance of the Separation of Church and State, and it's in our Constitution, yet the government continues to allow laws that are created to protect certain religious beliefs. This is wrong! This is unconstitutional and goes against what the United States stands for as a nation. This is the Land of the Free, so let's stand up to our name.




Thank you,