1. Global Gag Rule Threatens Women's Rights and Lives!
It's time to act -- the rights and lives of women around the globe are threatened.
Three years ago, President Bush dealt a crippling blow to women around the world when he reinstated the Global Gag Rule. The Gag Rule condemns hundreds of thousands of women and girls to unsafe abortions and even death by denying crucial funding to any health care providers that provide information on abortion to their patients.
Join us in supporting women's health and rights around the globe by sending a F R E E letter to President Bush urging him to overturn the destructive Global Gag Rule: http://www.care2.com/go/z/11491/1069
Every single minute, a woman dies in pregnancy or childbirth. Family planning could save at least 25% of these women, but due to the Gag Rule's restrictions, many clinics have been forced to cut their staff, limit their services, or close their doors entirely. As a result, many women, men and children are left without family planning services or even basic health care.
Oppose the Global Gag Rule now -- send your letter today: http://www.care2.com/go/z/11491/1069
Then forward this message to everyone you know who shares your belief in women's rights to reproductive and maternal health care, and urge them to join you in taking a stand.Thank you for your help!
2. Action Needed: Protect Women's Reproductive Freedom
Women make up more than half of the population of theU.S., yet women still struggle for basic rights - therights to plan pregnancies, to choose when and if tohave a child, and to make private medical decisionsWITHOUT government interference.
Sign this petition to support new legislation to protectreproductive freedom for all women:http://www.care2.com/go/z/11489/1066
On January 22, 2004, the 31st anniversary of Roe v. Wade,Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and Representative JerroldNadler (D-NY) introduced the federal Freedom of ChoiceAct (FOCA), a landmark piece of legislation that will protectwomen's civil liberties and reproductive rights.
Help pass this bill to protect our most fundamentalfreedoms. Tell your Senators to support FOCA:sign here: http://www.care2.com/go/z/11489/1066