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Tell Governor Rick Perry: When you mess with Texas women, you mess with ME

Texas Governor Rick Perry moved to effectively sabotage the state's entire Medicaid Women's Health Program, which provides 130,000 low-income women with basic reproductive health care services. This comes on the heels of devastating cuts to women's health funding across the board — cuts already expected to leave 160,000 women without care this year.

Within days and weeks, even more women — who very often have no other options — will be cut off from health care.

Governor Perry and his conservative allies have once again chosen politics over the lives of Texas women. He will never know the reality of the women who rely on these programs. He will never know what it's like for a women who feels a lump in her breast, but has to worry about the cost of a doctor's visit.

Tell Governor Rick Perry that you are standing with women in Texas to fight his political games with women's health. Add your name to the letter below:

Dear Governor Perry,

Shame on you.

Shame on you for putting politics before the needs of 130,000 women who rely on the Texas Medicaid Women's Health Program.

Shame on you for telling women who need access to affordable birth control that your narrow ideology matters more than their futures.

Shame on you for denying women cancer screening that could save their lives. You will never know the reality of the women who rely on these programs. You will never know what it's like for a woman who feels a lump in her breast, but has to worry about the cost of a doctor's visit. It is unconscionable to cut them off from lifesaving care all because you’re part of an outdated, outrageous, and incredibly out-of-step idea of what’s good for women.

Know this: You didn’t just pick a fight with the 130,000 women who rely on the Texas Medicaid Women's Health Program. You picked a fight with the millions of women and men who stand with them. You picked a fight with me. I will do whatever it takes to stop this ban in Texas. I will do whatever it takes to ensure that women in your state continue to get the health care they need.

Sincerely,

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

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Shame on you

Dear [Decision Maker],

Shame on you.

Shame on you for putting politics before the needs of 130,000 women who rely on the Texas Medicaid Women's Health Program.

Shame on you for telling women who need access to affordable birth control that your narrow ideology matters more than their futures.

Shame on you for denying women cancer screening that could save their lives. You will never know the reality of the women who rely on these programs. You will never know what it's like to for a woman who feels a lump in her breast, but has to worry about the cost of a doctor's visit. It is unconscionable to cut them off from lifesaving care all because you're part of an outdated, outrageous, and incredibly out-of-step idea of what's good for women.

Know this: You didn't just pick a fight with the 130,000 women who rely on the Texas Medicaid Women's Health Program. You picked a fight with the millions of women and men who stand with them. You picked a fight with me. I will do whatever takes to stop this ban in Texas. I will do whatever it takes to ensure that women in your state continue to get the health care they need.

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