Planned Parenthood Action Fund

Tell the truth and protect women's health

The Obama administration has reaffirmed its commitment to ensuring women will have access to birth control coverage, with no costly co-pays, no additional hurdles; no matter where they work. Anti-birth control politicians are attacking this protection by misleading women.

We've had enough. Women — and men who care about women's health — aren't going to sit quietly by while these people try to force their ideology on every woman in America. Birth control is the most common medication taken by young and middle-aged women, and nearly all sexually active women — including 98 percent of Catholics — will rely on birth control at some point.

This is basic health care. It shouldn't be attacked. It shouldn't be politicized. And it shouldn't be lied about. Fill out the form to the right to speak out.

To Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, John Boehner, and every other politician who wants to deny women access to birth control:

I'm calling on you to tell the truth about birth control.

The new birth control coverage requirement doesn't apply to churches, mosques, or other religious employers. In fact, approximately 335,000 such organizations are exempt from the new requirement. When you say differently, you're not telling the truth about women's health, and you should stop.

The rule guarantees coverage for contraception, not abortion services. When you say differently, you're not telling the truth about women's health, and you should stop.

President Obama and Secretary Sebelius' rule protects all women who work at religiously affiliated hospitals or universities. It is about fairness and basic health care. When you say differently, you're lying about women's health, and you should stop.

Nearly all sexually active women rely on birth control — including 98 percent of Catholics. Large majorities of Americans support the new birth control coverage requirement, including the majority of Catholics. That's because we know the truth: Birth control is basic health care. It shouldn't be attacked. It shouldn't be politicized. And it shouldn't be lied about.

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Stand Strong: Birth Control Coverage is essential

To Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, John Boehner, and every other politician who want to deny women access to birth control:

When your administration made birth control coverage an essential part of health care reform, it was a huge victory for women and men everywhere.

Now, I understand that Tea Party Republican leaders and others are pressuring you to eliminate this coverage for millions of people who work at religiously-affiliated hospitals, universities, and other organizations. I urge you to reject their demands. The vast majority of American voters, including 72 percent of Republican women voters, supports birth control coverage with no co-pays. We know that covering contraception is the single most important step our country can take toward reducing unintended pregnancies, and it must be a benefit for all under health care reform.

Sincerely,
[Your Name]
[Your Address]
[City, State ZIP]