Politicizement

Sorry to do this so close to the weekend, but it’s an important issue to me.  Below I copied and pasted a sample e-mail from moveon.org regarding proposed changes to the administrations definition of “abortion” to include birth control.  I didn’t write this but I did sign the petition.  If you feel similarly, I strongly urge you to sign as well.  Thanks, sorry for the PSA. aag

I had to share something with you. Can you imagine living in a place where birth control is considered an “abortion” and health insurers won’t cover it? Where even rape victims are denied emergency contraception?

It seems unbelievable, but the Bush Administration is quietly trying to redefine “abortion” to include birth control. The Houston Chronicle says this could wipe out dozens of state laws that protect women’s reproductive freedom and protect rape victims. And this proposed “rule change” doesn’t need congressional approval.

I just signed a message to Health and Human Services Secretary Mike Leavitt, whose department is considering this rule change, telling him: “Contraception is NOT abortion.” Can you add your voice to this cause? Click here to sign the message: http://pol.moveon.org/contraception/?r_by=-9978218-A_V2l2x&rc=paste

Thanks!

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