Legislation has denied Planned Parenthood affiliate clinics Medicaid funding. This has resulted in a sharp increase in babies born to low-income women due to their lack of access to affordable contraception. Return funding to Planned Parenthood and all affiliated clinics in order to provide low-income women with the birth control services they need.
Three in every 1,000 births in the U.S. result in stillbirth, making it the country with the 22nd highest stillbirth rate in the world. Stillbirth is a traumatic and devastating experience for parents and families, and this high rate of occurrence is not to be tolerated. Demand increased research to try and decrease the number of stillbirths in the U.S.
The spread of the Zika virus in South America is contributing to a spike in deformed infants due to pregnancy complications of infected women. Women deserve the option to get an abortion in the case of an accidental pregnancy. Sign this petition to encourage the government to legalize abortion.
Residents are still subject to lead poisoning a year after an illegal battery plant shuts down. Cleanup has been at a slow pace, risking the health of this community. Sign this petition to demand that this hazardous waste be cleaned before more time passes and more harm is done.
New faucets and water filters have been provided to 1,100 homes in Flint, Michigan by 300 plumbers who worked over the weekend to install them free of charge. Praise the plumbers for using their skills to help a vulnerable community in a time of great need.
Female ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder) is not recognized by the general public nearly as much as it should be. Spread awareness with this petition to help the next generation of little girls suffering from ADHD.
Millions of Americans suffer from prescription painkiller abuse, which can often lead to heroin addiction. We can fight this epidemic by requiring all healthcare professionals be educated on addiction and screening so that they can be more vigilant about the drugs they prescribe.
Tobacco use in video games is unmonitored and poses a threat to impressionable young gamers. Take action to restrict the glamorization of tobacco in the video gaming industry.
Only 3.8 million out of 22 million children who require free or reduced school lunches are being fed through the government’s summer meal program. This huge disparity means millions of children are going hungry during the summertime. Help feed these children by demanding support for President Obama’s proposed increase in funding for the summer meal program.
Fourteen states have enacted laws that make it difficult for abortion clinics to keep their doors open to women who need their services. This creates a dangerous situation for women who cannot exercise their reproductive rights in a safe environment. Demand the U.S. Supreme Court strike down these restrictive state laws.
HIV positive persons are being denied life insurance policies based on old medical histories that ignore advances in medication. Sign this petition to urge Prudential Financial, Inc. to allow healthy HIV positive applicants to be eligible for individual life insurance policies.
Perpetrators of acid attacks will spend between 12 to 50 years in prison thanks to a new law designed to crack down on these shocking yet common attacks. Praise the move, which will punish perpetrators as well as deter future attacks.
A probable carcinogen used in a popular pesticide is not being tested for regularly in food products. Residues of the ingredient glyphosate could potentially cause harmful ailments, including cancer. Demand that regular testing be conducted for this substance.
A Muslim non-profit organization recently donated large amounts of clean water to the residents of Flint, Michigan who are suffering from the current poisoned water crisis. Applaud the organization for taking action while Flint’s government has continued to ignore the health crisis.
Store bought juices and smoothies have recently been found to have as much as five times the daily recommended quantity of sugar, yet they are still labeled with “healthy” adjectives. Urge the FDA to prevent this healthy labeling on such high calorie products.
Over one million Texans do not have healthcare options due to a new type of racial segregation. Low income Texans are also losing access to community clinics leaving millions without preventative care and the remaining Texans with the costs of unpaid medical bills and hospital closures. Take action against healthcare segregation in Texas now.
The governor of Michigan is trying to cover up aspects of the lead contamination of a city’s water supply by refusing to release key documents. Demand accountability and transparency during this massive health crisis that has poisoned thousands.
A town’s water supply has been contaminated with lead for months. Demand that FEMA bring aid to these people. It is time that this problem be properly addressed.
High school students do not have access to whole, nutritious school lunches. Demand that the school board implement healthy meals and options for on-campus lunches.
Diabetes and obesity rates are steadily rising. Excess sugar consumption has been linked to both diseases and America is one of the leading consumers. Sign this petition to increase prices on sugary food and beverages and reduce disease rates.
Since the repeal of a mandatory helmet law, rates of injury and death among motorcyclists have increased. To save lives, sign this petition to require helmets for all motorcycle riders.
Women in Oregon now have over-the-counter access to birth control. This monumental law strengthens the argument for women’s healthcare and basic rights. Sign this petition to show your support for this decision.
A highly addictive opioid painkiller could soon be prescribed for patients as young as 11. Demand that this recommendation be revoked and keep opiates out of the hands of our children.
Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental disorder. They are increasingly cropping up in patients at young ages, and it is time to do something about this growing epidemic. Demand action to begin screening for eating disorders within our schools.
Sales of sweetened drinks in Mexico have fallen by 12 percent after a 20 percent tax was added. Praise the successful initiative for encouraging citizens to make healthier choices.