Support Republican Call for New Pro-Life Approach

Contraceptives

Target: Republican strategist, Juleanna Glover

Goal: Applaud call to increase funding for contraceptives as a way to decrease abortions

President Obama won the women’s vote by a margin of 10 percentage points in the last election, and one Republican strategist is calling on the GOP to alter their pro-life approach in response. Juleanna Glover is calling on Republican lawmakers to increase funding for contraceptives as a way to decrease rates of abortion, thus supporting the pro-life Republican foundation. Please sign this petition and support Glover’s common sense call to action for Republicans to re-think their approach to pro-life values.

Republican strategist and advisor to the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, Juleanna Glover called on Republicans to use logic in their pro-life approach to contraception funding in a New York Times Op-Ed piece.

As if hearing it for the first time Glover writes, “In the case of childbirth, the Republicans’ primary commitment is to the pro-life cause – and hence to reducing the number of abortions in the country. But abortion opponents should be pro-contraception, since making contraception as affordable and available as possible reduces the number of unwanted pregnancies and thus abortions.”

To the average pro-choice advocate Glover’s revelation is the common sense approach promoted since the war on women’s rights started. Reproductive education is the foundation to making the choice to access contraceptives, but Glover’s call to increase funding would make that access readily available and affordable.

Glover continues her call to action, “Maintaining a federal role in contraceptive care for low-income women is a far more moral, empathetic and fiscally responsible approach to the problem of unwanted pregnancies than simply condemning abortion – notwithstanding conservative principles of personal responsibility and limited government.”

While not everyone may agree with all of Glover’s suggestions, it is important to support meeting in the middle on contraception funding with this new approach to pro-life advocacy. Amongst a Congress divided by politics at the demise of the American people, a Republican call to waver on foundation politics in the name of common sense and real life statistics must be supported.

Please sign this petition and support Glover’s call to action to increase contraception funding in order to prevent abortion.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Ms. Glover,

I am writing to support your stance and call to action in your New York Times Op-Ed piece, “Republicans Must Support Public Financing for Contraception.” It only makes sense that increasing funds to contraception access and affordability would reduce the number of abortions.

Thank you for calling on Republican lawmakers to increase funding for contraceptive care in order to reduce abortions, thereby continuing the Republican foundation of the pro-life cause.

As Republicans analyze their loss of the Presidential election, one group they will focus on is women. President Obama won the women’s vote by a margin of 10 percentage points. Obama’s modern day approach to women’s rights definitely clashed with the Republican candidate’s staunch opposition to women’s access to contraceptives and abortion services.

No one can forget the repetitive commercials where Mitt told us that he was going to get rid of Planned Parenthood. These far reaching threats to get rid of such an encompassing resource for women, especially low income women, does not sit right in the hearts of women, and will not win their support.

It is refreshing to see a strong Republican woman come out in opposition of her aligned party in the name of common sense, logic and scientific evidence. I support your call to alter the pro-life approach and encourage contraception as a way to avoid abortion. Thank you for calling on Republican lawmakers to create bipartisan legislation that would increase contraception funding in order to decrease the need for abortion services.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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