Sen. Hillary Clinton takes on President Bush's attempt to limit women's access to birth control at a Planned Parenthood press conference.
Read her post at RH Reality Check, which is cross-posted at Huffington Post.
"The Bush administration is up to its old tricks again, quietly putting ideology before science and women's health. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is poised to put in place new barriers to accessing common forms of contraception like birth control pills, emergency contraception and IUDs by labeling them "abortion." These proposed regulations set to be released next week will allow healthcare providers to refuse to provide contraception to women who need it. We can't let them get away with this underhanded move to undermine women's health and that's why I am sounding the alarm."TAKE ACTION
Tell Bush's HHS Secretary to protect women's health!
Dear Secretary Leavitt,In her email message Sen. Clinton says: "We've worked hard to guarantee women have access to a full range of health and family planning services, and we can't let the right wing undermine those efforts. This issue is far too important not to act, so I hope you'll join me today in speaking out to protect women's health." I hope you do, too!
I am appalled at the proposal now under consideration at HHS which will endanger family planning services and undermine the health of women across the country. I strongly urge you to refute this outrageous policy that threatens to affect Medicaid and Title X programs that are important to millions of families.
I stand with Hillary Clinton and women and men across America in speaking out against this proposal. We've had enough of putting ideology over science and failed policies harming healthy families.