From the ACLU website:
George W. Bush has launched a new assault on birth control and reproductive freedom.
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently proposed regulations that could seriously undermine access to basic reproductive health services — including birth control and abortion.
Instead of striking a careful balance between individual religious liberty and patients’ access to reproductive health care, the Bush administration has taken patients’ rights and their health care needs out of the equation.
This far-reaching proposal doesn’t need congressional approval. But, it can’t go forward without allowing for public comment. That’s where you come in.
The deadline for public comments is fast approaching — September 20 — and we have to generate intense opposition to these dangerous regulations.
I just sent HHS my comment urging them to stop efforts to block women’s access to basic reproductive health services. You can do the same here:
Regardless of whether one is pro-choice or not, I think that it’s important to maintain access to birth control. Without access to contraception, there would be many more unwanted pregnancies, which would, in turn, mean an increase in abortions – not something anyone wants.
Please contact the Department of Heath & Human Services TODAY. You can use the form letter linked above, or craft your own – but don’t let this slide.
For more information, you can see Bitch, PhD’s post on this as well.