Protect Contraception - Stop the Madness!

Another Quote from the Mad Hatter's Tea Party - on Birth Control! (CLICK below to see video)

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Hobby Lobby: Invading Our Most Intimate Spaces with Fake Science

Tired of the Mad Hatter's Tea Party?  TAKE ACTION!!

Attacks on access to birth control and abortion are straight out of Alice in Wonderland – they’re out of touch, and off the deep end.

TAKE ACTION NOW by signing this petition to protect your right to contraception and sharing it with your friends and family.

The more people that know about this, the greater our impact will be.

Here are some simple steps to start taking action:

1. Sign the petition - on this page, to the right.

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On March 25th the Supreme Court could authorize your boss to stop health insurance coverage of birth control.  Yes, REALLY.  Don't wait to take action.  Start by signing this petition and sharing it with your friends and family.  The more people that know about this the greater, our impact will be.  http://bit.ly/1eqSIxk

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Does politics too often sound like a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party?

Attacks on access to birth control and abortion are straight out of Alice in Wonderland – they’re out of touch, and off the deep end.

Legislators who are proudly ignorant about women's anatomy/biology have been having a wild party setting new standards in government intrusion into our bodies.

On Tuesday, March 25, the Supreme Court will hear from two corporations that claim they have a legal right to exclude 4 kinds of birth control from their employees' health insurance coverage.

They claim they have this right because the corporations have a religious conscience, a novel claim.

The corporations do cover birth control pills, and many other contraceptives. Scientists know that 2 of the 4 forms of birth control the corporations want to exclude - Ella and Plan B - work exactly the same way as birth control pills: by blocking ovulation. The corporations say that these drugs cause abortions.  There is no scientific basis for this belief.

Is it really 2014?

Scientific studies have established that birth control methods like Ella and Plan B prevent pregnancy by delaying ovulation - the release of eggs from ovaries.  Ovulation has to occur before an egg can be fertilized by sperm. Some pills also thicken cervical mucus so sperm have trouble swimming over to fertilize an egg.

Some religious groups and conservative politicians erroneously believe that Ella and Plan B cause the equivalent of an abortion. What they mean is this: They believe that Ella and Plan B work after an egg has been released from the ovaries, and is already fertilized, and that they disrupt a fertilized egg’s ability to attach to the uterus lining. This process is called implantation. These people believe a fertilized egg is a person.   By blocking the fertilized egg from implanting in the uterus, they believe Ella and Plan B cause a microscopic abortion. But because in fact they block the creation of fertilized eggs, they do not meet abortion opponents’ definition of abortion-inducing drugs.

And even if it did block implantation (fertilized egg sticking to the uterine lining), the majority of the medical community and major medical organizations agree that pregnancy begins AT implantation. That is, a contraceptive that did in fact block the implantation of a fertilized egg still would not be causing an abortion.

And Regardless:

Whether or not you or your family members choose to use contraception, have an abortion, or have a child, is none of your boss' business.  Even if the company chooses to contribute to the cost of your health insurance. Each person has the right to choose the form of contraception that works best for her.  The public health and personal benefits of contraception are enormous.

A corporation has no religion, and no conscience. Your employer should not be able to impose his religious beliefs on your contraception coverage. 

For a more detailed refresher on how eggs and sperm get together to create babies, check out: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=how%20does%20emergency%20contraception&sm=3v

Petition text

I am appalled and offended that extremists are attempting to hijack our rights to effective birth control.  The owners of Hobby Lobby and Conestoga are attempting to invade our most intimate spaces with fake science. 

I support access to safe, legal, affordable family planning services, including birth control and abortion.

I'm adding my voice to stand with the Trust Women/Silver Ribbon Campaign..

 

Signatures

Don and Linda West
from Raymond, ME

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Russ Berger
from Boise, ID

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Dian Berger
from Boise, ID

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Pat Cardarelli
from Quincy, MA

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Hannah Rabkin
from Oakland, CA

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LISA WOODWORTH
from NORTH FAIRFIELD, OH

"A corporation has no religion, and no conscience. Your employer should not be able to impose his religious beliefs on your contraception coverage."

Janeen Castillo
from boerne, TX

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Honour Horne-Jaruk
from Kettering, OH

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Anonymous
from Iowa City, IA

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Anonymous
from Lakewood, NJ

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