December 2, 2009

Day of Action to Stop Stupak

Today pro-choice folks are converging on D.C. for a National Day of Action to support health care reform that includes a full range of reproductive health services for women and to oppose the Stupak Amendment, which prohibits abortion coverage in any public option and creates bureaucratic hurdles that could make it difficult for women to pay for abortion coverage with their own money.

Christine has written about the amendment several times on this blog, and the NPR pieces linked above also provide good background info.

Supporters include Planned Parenthood, NOW, YWCA, Choice USA, the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, NARAL Pro-Choice America, the Center for Reproductive Rights, the American Association of University Women, the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, the ACLU, and others. Each of these organization websites has information on the basic schedule for the day, background materials on the issue, and tips for/ways of taking action for those not in D.C., including petitions, draft emails, and guidance for making phone calls to Senators/Representatives.

Tweets from the event can be followed at #stopstupak. Have photos or reports from the scene? Let us know in the comments!


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