Target: Mitch McConnell, Majority Leader, United States Senate
Goal: Do not remove the rule that protects Title X family planning programs.
Title X family planning programs, which ensure funding for family planning facilities such as Planned Parenthood, are at risk of removal. A proposed new rule would allow states to fully restrict access to preventative care just because a health provider also offers abortion services. According to data, over 4 million women, from the young to the elderly, rely on Title X family planning programs just to get the care they need. Without these programs, preventative health care would be unavailable to women who need it. From birth control to STI and STD screenings to breast exams and cancer screenings, all of these vital services would be out of reach.
Title X and other family planning programs have already been snatched away from many, forcing women to do without important health care, and leaving many at risk of unwanted pregnancies and STD’s. If the Senate is allowed to remove this program, millions of young and elderly women will be unable to get the necessary care they need. Please add your signature to the petition below to urge our Senators to vote against removing this rule.
Dear Mr. McConnell,
We are writing in regards to the Title X rule that allows millions of people to have access to family planning programs. A rule, implemented by President Obama, protected the program, but now our Senators will be voting to remove the rule. Please understand that if this protective rule is removed, over 4 million people will lose access to health services that they should have every right to.
Preventative and reproductive health care services have long been under attack, restricting people’s access to vital health services like cancer screenings, breast exams, family planning, and treatment for STD and STI treatment. We, the undersigned, urge you to take action to protect our access to vital health services and encourage our Senators to vote against the overturning of this protective rule.
[Your Name Here]
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