Target: Judy Norsigian, Executive Director of Our Bodies Ourselves
Goal: Applaud director of Our Bodies Ourselves for putting forth an education initiative to better inform Congress about reproductive health issues
Several reproductive rights groups recently banded together to create an education initiative geared toward informing Congress about the current issues with reproductive rights. This initiative, titled “Our Bodies, Ourselves,” was originally published in 1971 and mainly discusses how a woman’s body works in such a way that members of Congress will be more educated on reproductive rights before casting votes on related legislation. The individual groups involved in this initiative have taken the collective name of Our Bodies Ourselves after the title of the initiative.
Due to overall poor sexual and reproductive health education across the United States, there have been large misconceptions about what really benefits or harms the reproductive health of an individual. Unfortunately, many of those misconceptions make it into institutions that have the ability to regulate reproductive health issues. This makes educating those individuals with power over reproductive rights crucial.
The work this group is doing is of vast importance, especially in light of incredibly untrue statements made about reproductive rights by individuals in Congress, such as Todd Akin. Our Bodies Ourselves needs all the support it can get, especially if it wants certain individuals in Congress who may not have stellar reproductive rights records to take them seriously.
Sign the petition letter below, and thank Our Bodies Ourselves for standing up for reproductive rights and trying to educate those in power to make a difference. Education has always been viewed as a highly effective agent for change in almost any social issue. An education-based reform effort needs to be supported and encouraged.
Dear Judy Norsigian, Executive Director of Our Bodies Ourselves,
Your group has recently released an initiative aimed at educating Congress about reproductive health and rights issues. The large collection your colleagues and you have gathered and put forth before Congress is not only impressive in size but also in potential impact it stands to have on those who have power over reproductive health and rights.
Poor sexual and reproductive health education has not only harmed the youth of our nation but has also pushed through to the individuals who put forth legislation. That is why your work is so important. Too many decisions about reproductive health are being made out of misinformation and poor education.
After such awful remarks made by some key members of Congress, such as Todd Akin, it is clear that your efforts are needed. That is why I would personally like to thank you for all the hard work your group and you are doing to ensure that decisions about reproductive health and rights are made out of facts and education rather than fiction and misinformation.
Please know that your efforts have the support of many individuals, myself included. Your work is important, needed, and has not gone unnoticed.
[Your Name Here]
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