Part of a recent Wisconsin law requires abortion providers to possess admitting privileges at a nearby hospital, which would reduce the number of operational facilities in the state by half, with no proven medical necessity for such a measure. Applaud Judge Conley’s stay of this unconstitutional and unnecessary provision, allowing abortion care providers to pursue a lawsuit to strike it down.
Illinois has become the twentieth state to legalize the cultivation, distribution, and usage of marijuana for medical purposes. Thank Governor Pat Quinn for signing Illinois’ medical marijuana bill into law.
Several instances of death and surgery failure have occurred at the Kentucky Children’s Hospital that could have been prevented if the hospital was clear and honest about its success rates. Urge the hospital to disclose surgery data to its patients’ families so they know the best options for their children.
Gay and bisexual men in the United States are banned from donating blood by a ban reflecting dated prejudices about HIV/AIDS. Demand this discriminatory policy end.
Brazil recently passed a law that will ensure sexual violence victims receive certain medical treatment, including emergency contraception. Applaud Brazil on this progressive new law.
MasterCard has joined the fight against cancer by sponsoring Stand Up To Cancer. Show your support of this program by participating in its dining reward program and encouraging additional sponsorship in this pioneering effort.
For years, Congress has been funneling millions of dollars to agricultural giants like Monsanto, while small organic farmers are crushed by Big Ag. Instead of subsidizing giant corporate farming, Congress should instead be nurturing small organic family farmers.
A new form of progressive pro-life activism is effectively reducing the rate of abortion among today’s American women. Save the Storks, a nonprofit pro-life group, provides assistance to women who enter abortion clinics and, as a result, most of them choose not to abort. Urge the influential National Right to Life Committee to stop perpetuating ignorant anti-choice legislation and abortion clinic pickets by instead adopting this compassionate form of activism.
Up until recently, people with mental disabilities in New York were restricted to living in institutional homes. They now have the right to transition to live independently in newly approved subsidized housing complete with medical and social services. Please show your support of this major reform of New York’s mental healthcare system.
Colombia has just become the first country in the Americas to eliminate river blindness. Sign the petition to commend Colombia for its commitment and dedication that allowed for the elimination of this parasitic disease.
Unmonitored kitchens onboard a luxury liner led to the discovery of disgusting conditions and a coverup comparable to Watergate. Urge Silversea Cruise Lines to make immediate changes to its dining regulatory practices.
Several Southern California drug rehabilitation centers have been found to be falsifying records and collecting money from the government for rehab services they did not perform. Urge the California Department of Health Services to suspend and punish the rehab centers immediately.
A prominent assisted living company ignored years of citations outlining a multitude of deficiencies, ultimately leading to the death of one of its residents. Condemn the company for its callous actions and demand that it implement a plan to restore adequate care to its residents.
Chemicals released from cooking make indoor air pollution a significant threat to human health. Current ventilation standards focus more on energy use than health risks and must be improved to protect consumers from harmful chemicals. Urge the EPA to create science-based kitchen ventilation standards to reduce the threat of indoor air pollution.
A major pharmaceutical company has been withholding the cure for hepatitis C in an effort to increase their own profits. Demand the company stop prioritizing money over human lives and make the cure publicly available.
Secondhand smoke remains seriously dangerous to anyone around it. Demand Alaska join the ranks of the states that have already enacted statewide bans on smoking in enclosed public places.
Joi Wasill, founder of Decisions, Choices and Options, recently gave a sex education presentation full of misinformation and lies. A student recorded the program, exposing Wasill’s agenda. Tell Wasill and her organization to stop giving these biased presentations to students in public schools.
Did you know we can prevent the transmission of pediatric AIDS from mother to child nearly 100 percent of the time? However, this can only happen if parents are educated about HIV treatment during pregnancy and funds are provided to support these efforts.
Cruise ships are not required to submit to health inspections and health code violations are taking place with no concrete way to solve the problems. Sign the petition to invoke mandatory inspection for all cruise lines and ensure health violations are punished.
Genetically engineered modern wheat strains in our food are causing significant health problems in our country. Because agricultural geneticists never tested their hybrid for safe human consumption, we have become obese and diabetic, as well as suffered from neurological impairment and inflammatory diseases for forty years. Demand that modern wheat be tested before it is grown and processed into our most popular grocery store brands.
An elderly autistic woman was recently left for five hours in the back of a van. She is currently hospitalized and non-responsive. Please sign this petition in order to seek justice for this woman callously left to die.
Being diagnosed with cancer is never easy, but it can be especially difficult when you’re a child. Recently, former President George H.W. Bushhe shaved his head to show solidarity with a two-year-old cancer patient. Sign this petition to applaud his compassion.
Singer Demi Lovato has created a scholarship fund to cover the costs of treating mental illness and addiction issues. Commend her for giving people the opportunity to take care of themselves and for raising awareness about these important issues.
When we talk about negative gender stereotypes, usually we focus on the ones that apply to women. But Julie Siebel Newsom’s newest documentary, The Mask You Live In, explores how damaging our society’s problematic conception of masculinity can be on boys and men. Please commend Newsom’s new film and its work to challenge what it means to be a man.
Recently, at least 22 Indian schoolchildren died from eating free school meals tainted with poisonous insecticide. The organization responsible for these deadly meals distributes food to 600,000 schools – this widespread and outrageous lack of regulation must be overhauled. Demand that the Indian government better manage its free public school-lunch program to prevent children from falling ill or dying.