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women's health

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Petition to Paul Ryan, Donald Trump, United States Supreme Court

Stop the Defunding of Planned Parenthood Now!

  The defunding of Planned Parenthood would adversely impact millions of women nationwide by limiting their access to affordable reproductive health care services. Planned Parenthood health centers provide: birth control for 2 million people over 4 million STD tests and treatments over 360,000 breast exams over 270,000 Pap tests Without access to such services, this would increase the number of unintended pregnancies and self-induced abortions.  President Trump stated that "funding (for Planned Parenthood) can stay if abortion goes." The 1977, Hyde Amendment ALREADY PROHIBITS THIS: it dictates that federal Medicaid funds can only be used to fund abortions in cases of rape, incest, or to protect the life of the mother. Abortion accounts for only 3% of the services it provided in 2014 Although abortion only comprises a small fraction of organization’s services, the GOP has used the procedure as a pretext to launch a despicable smear campaign. Without access to safe abortions, women will be susceptible to health complications and maternal death. Prohibiting abortion DOES NOT decrease the number of abortions performed; it simply forces women to resort to more dangerous methods.  For example, nationwide search rates for self-induced abortions spiked 40 percent in 2011, when states around the country implemented 92 new abortion restrictions Abortion rates DO NOT decrease with stricter laws. If we want to protect women and their children alike, we must find a common ground in reducing unintended pregnancies and self-induced abortions. Consider this: A lower rate of poverty and improved access to health care are associated with education and a lower rate of abortion. Also, unintended pregnancies may be reduced by providing no-cost contraception. Planned Parenthood addresses these findings: 1.5 million receive sex education and outreach Free birth control for 2 million people Through such services, Planned Parenthood has prevented an estimated 579,000 unintended pregnancies. Six in 10 women who access care from a family planning health care center like Planned Parenthood consider it their main source of health care. Defunding Planned Parenthood would hit the people who rely on federal insurance and public health programs most- people who already face barriers such as: people of low income people of color people who live in rural area With the defunding of Planned Parenthood, at least 2.5 million people a year would lose access to the services that Planned Parenthood offers. We must TRUST women in their reproductive choices. We must PROTECT women by providing them with safe options.  Please sign this petition if you believe that Planned Parenthood should continue to receive funding for its services that protect women and their health rights.  Sources https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4000282/ http://www.npr.org/sections/itsallpolitics/2015/08/05/429641062/fact-check-how-does-planned-parenthood-spend-that-government-money https://www.plannedparenthoodaction.org/blog/how-federal-funding-works-at-planned-parenthood https://www.plannedparenthoodaction.org/issues/health-care-equity/title-x http://www.slate.com/blogs/xx_factor/2016/03/07/home_abortion_google_searches_spike_when_legal_abortion_restrictions_increase.html  

Remy Converse
126 supporters
This petition won 7 months ago

Petition to Governor Jerry Brown

Sign AB 2125: Healthy Nail Salon Bill

Nail salon workers experience unnecessary occupational exposures to harmful chemicals linked to chronic health problems such as cancer and reproductive and respiratory harm and short term effects such as headaches, dizziness, rashes and breathing difficulties. Healthy Nail Salon Recognition Programs (HNSRP) result in healthier nail salons. Cities and counties have voluntary recognition programs that encourage salons to use less toxic and safer products and practices. In a survey, most healthy nail salons said that by participating in the program, they and their employees are healthier—work-related acute health symptoms disappeared. Plus, their business increased. Consumers appreciate the benefits of beauty services at Healthy Nail Salons. Chemicals in professional cosmetics can also be harmful to salon customers, who increasingly include still-developing younger girls.  In consumer surveys, approximately 90% said they would pay more for nail salon services that used less toxic products and received government recognition for healthier practices. AB 2125, authored by Assemblymember David Chiu, would help make California nail salons healthier through a statewide approach that would involve:  Conducting an awareness campaign for local governments on the benefits of implementing HNSRPs in their locale; Publishing program models and guidelines for implementing HNSRPs; Developing and implementing a consumer education program. The bill passed both houses of the California Legislate and we want to show the Governor this bill has a good amount of support. Join our email list: http://eepurl.com/bLwadb For more information, contact: Phuong An Doan (Vietnamese):  padoan@ahschc.org,  510-986-6830 ext 773 Julia Liou (English) jliou@ahschc.org, 510-986-6848, ext 267 Catherine Porter (English) catherineaporter@gmail.com Mike Lok (English) mlok@ahschc.org, 510-986-6830, ext 8373 Co-sponsors Asian Health Services (Twitter: @asianhealth818) Facebook: "Asian Health Services" California Healthy Nail Salon Collaborative (Twitter: @CA_HNSC) Facebook: "CA Healthy Nail Salon Collaborative" Use #passAB2125 AB 2125 Co-Authors Rob Bonta (Assembly) Kansen Chu (Assembly) Lorena Gonzalez (Assembly) Roger Hernández (Assembly) Evan Low (Assembly) Phil Ting (Assembly) Richard Pan (Senate) Supporters: ACT for Women and Girls Aerovex Systems Alameda County Department of Environmental Health Alameda Health Consortium Alaska Community Action in Toxins American Cancer Society- Cancer Action Network American Lung Association American Sustainable Business Council Asian Advocacy Project at Community Action Marin Asian Law Caucus Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum Asian Pacific American Legal Center Asian Pacific Environmental Network Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations Bao Nguyen, Mayor of Garden Grove Black Women for Wellness Breast Cancer Action Breast Cancer Fund California Environmental Justice Alliance California Health Advocates California Immigrant Policy Center California Labor Federation California Policy Action Network Californians for a Healthy and Green Economy (CHANGE) Cancer Prevention Institute of California Center for Environmental Health Center on Policy Initiatives Center on Race, Poverty, and the Environment City of Los Angeles Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs City of Santa Monica Clean Water Action Coalition for Clean Air Community Health Partnerships Environmental Working Group Greenlining Institute Immigrant and Resettlement Cultural Center Khmer Girls in Action Libby Schaaf, Mayor of Oakland May Fu, Associate Professor, University of San Diego Michael Fong, Los Angeles Community College District Trustee Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund National Council of Jewish Women - California National Employment Law Project National Resources Defense Council North County Health Services  OCA - Asian Pacific American Advocates: East Bay Chapter OCA - Asian Pacific American Advocates: Greater Los Angeles Chapter OCA - Asian Pacific American Advocates: Sacramento Chapter OCA - Asian Pacific American Advocates: San Francisco Chapter Orange County Asian Pacific Islander Community Action Pacific Arts Movement Physicians for Social Responsibility – Los Angeles Physicians for Social Responsibility – San Francisco  Planned Parenthood Action Fund of Pacific Southwest Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California Proven Recruiting  San Francisco Department of Environment San Mateo County Board of Supervisors Southeast Asian Resource and Action Center Southern California Council on Occupational Safety and Health Students and Faculty of the San Jose State University, San Jose, School of Social Work The Children's Center UCLA Labor Center UCLA Labor Occupational Safety and Health program Vietnamese American Community Center of the East Bay Wilda Wong, San Diego State University  Women With a Vision Women's Foundation of California Women's Voices of the Earth Working Solutions Worksafe 25 nail salon owners and workers from Northern California.

Michael Lok
537 supporters