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US action: Support Free Access to Birth Control

Support Free Access to Birth Control - The Petition Site
  • Target: US Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius
  • Sponsored by: CREDO Action
We have a chance to make birth control for women free by designating it preventative health care -- but we'll have to ensure the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) listens to women and not Catholic Bishops when it comes to women's reproductive health.

The White House has repeatedly failed to counter conservative initiatives that leave women without comprehensive health care. HHS's refusal to make birth control free for most women as long as it's designated as "preventative health care" is only the latest blow to women's reproductive health.

Fortunately, HHS is revisiting this decision. But the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops testified at the first meeting of the decision-making panel -- why would they weigh in on what qualifies as preventative health care for women? Tell the Secretary of HHS Kathleen Sebelius to listen to women, not Catholic Bishops, and recommend providing free access to birth control.

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