Restore Access to Contraception

Target: Donald Trump, President of the United States

Goal: Restore the Affordable Healthcare Act’s contraception mandate.

The Trump administration just struck what reproductive rights advocates say was a major blow to access to contraception. Two new federal rules approved by the administration will allow for the expansion of the number of employers free to ignore the Affordable Care Act’s standard that company healthcare plans must include contraception, without any additional costs.

Under the new rules, publicly traded for-profit companies can now cite religious belief as an excuse to not provide contraceptive coverage, even if the company has no religious purpose. The move has been condemned by civil liberties groups, who warn the changes could leave thousands of women suddenly without coverage.

“Any rule that allows employers to deny contraceptive coverage to their employees is an attempt at allowing religion to be used as a license to discriminate,” said Louise Melling, deputy legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).

If you believe women deserve access to contraceptives, sign this petition demanding the administration roll back these new rules.

PETITION LETTER

Dear President Trump,

You’ve just deprived thousands of women of access to contraception, and effectively allowed bosses to force their own religious ideals on their employees. This goes against everything the US is supposed to stand for; what happened to freedom of religion, and equality for all?

All women deserve access to contraception, and this should be included in all standard healthcare plans. However, under your two new rules, bosses of traded for-profit companies are now free to decide whether or not they want their employees to have such access to contraception. Not only is this a blow to labor rights, it’s also an attack on women’s rights. It’s a blow to access to basic healthcare, and a handout to big business.

These twin decisions have no redeeming qualities, and must be rolled back immediately.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Anqa

Sign the Petition

  • Only your name will be displayed. By signing, you accept our terms and may receive updates on this and related causes.
FacebookCare2 NewsTwitterEmailShare

5 Comments

  1. The Pill may cause cancer later in life. It makes a person estrogen dominant due to progestin which is not progesterone. Progesterone helps the immune system and goes down at premenopause which is when cancer may start. Saving sex for marriage may help avoid abortions and STD’s/pregnancy and guys who run from relationships. IUD etc is cheap, but still sex messes with emotions. Save sex and find the right guy who enjoys your personality not just your body.

  2. I have never seen so much nonsense in my life. First of all, your boss not paying for your birth control is by no means your boss forcing his/her religious beliefs on you. As long as you can buy it yourself, you have access to it.
    Second, enough with whining about women not having access to “basic heath care”, when all they’re really not getting is free birth control and abortions. There’s more to women’s health than just their reproductive parts and sex lives; gosh!

  3. Oral contraceptives are prescribed for MUCH more than birth control. It’s also prescribed to treat irregular or heavy menstrual periods, menstrual cramps, acne, PMS, Primary Ovarian Insufficiency (POI), endometriosis, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), migraines and hormone replacement therapy. It may also help in the treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis. It also LOWERS the risk of some cancers. A full 14% of all women taking birth control pills, do so for reasons OTHER THAN preventing pregnancy. If oral contraceptives are to be banned, then drugs, such as Viagra, need to be banned, as well.

  4. Gen Lovyet Agustsson says:

    abortion pills are like birth control but abortion pills are for pregnancies only.

  5. Jeannette Allan says:

    We are not living in the Middle Ages. Every woman has a right to autonomy over her own body, health care, and reproductive choices. This is a private matter between herself, family, and doctor , period. No hidebound misogynistic boss, or a dictatorial government whose dogmatic ideologies do not agree with hers should deprive her of this choice, or ram their religious dogma down the throats of others with different beliefs. This intrusion is way out of line. The rest of the world is looking at this “ second class citizen “ treatment of women in disbelief…

    The mysoginistic ideology of a dogmatic boss who done not believe in personal choice in a woman’s reproductive health has no place in the 21 st century.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

Facebook Comments

comments

2115 Signatures

  • Manfred Steindl
  • Yvelyne Jacobs
  • Maria Marino
  • Marie-Therese Frank
  • CORI CAMPBELL
  • Patricia R.
  • Eileen Herrick
  • Debbie Biere
  • Dr. Stephen DeCesare, MS
  • Ninette Marriott
1 of 212123...212
Skip to toolbar