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***PETITION*** President Obama needs to hear that the vast majority of Americans support his decision to ensure access to no-cost birth control for all women.

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Kit B (276)
Tuesday April 2, 2013, 6:44 am
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PLEASE - Go To: VISIT SITE and sign the Petition.

The Obama Administration made every reasonable effort to compromise with religiously-affiliated employers when implementing rules on womens access to birth control coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

An update to the birth control benefit in the health care reform gives religious employers the ability to hand the responsibility to provide birth control coverage to a third party insurance company.1 But right-wing opponents led by the Conference of Catholic bishops are still balking at the plan.2

President Obama did the right thing for women when he rejected the demands of rightwing activists and gave all women access to no-cost birth control through their insurance coverage.3 But before these new guidelines go into effect, his administration is holding a public comment period on the new rules. We know that anti-woman activists will flood President Obama's Department of Health and Human Services with comments urging the administration to overturn its historic decision.

President Obama needs to hear that the vast majority of Americans support his decision to ensure access to no-cost birth control for all women. Click here to submit a public comment in support of access to birth control.

The Department of Health and Human Services and the medical community agree that providing no-cost birth control is an essential part of preventive health care for women. And Kathleen Sebelius, the director of HHS, said that providing birth control at no cost to women should be like "covering flu shots.4

However, before activists from CREDO and Planned Parenthood began petitioning President Obama, the New York Times reported that the president was dangerously close to caving to the demands of the anti-woman lobby by adding a giant loophole that would keep a large number of women from being able to access no-cost birth control.5

CREDO members sent over 160,000 petitions and made over 3,000 calls to the White House asking President Obama not to cave. In the end, President Obama listened to our call to protect women's health. But that doesn't mean our work is done.

Some right-wing organizations are already balking at the plan even though it allows religious employers to avoid providing birth control directly to their employees. These anti-woman extremists will surely use the public comment process to file reams of objections to the plan. So let's make sure the president hears from those of us who want him to stand strong and protect access to contraception.

Make sure that President Obama hears that the vast majority of Americans support his decision to ensure access to no-cost birth control for all women.


Ben O (172)
Tuesday April 2, 2013, 6:56 am

Carol Bischoff (409)
Tuesday April 2, 2013, 7:46 am
Noted and signed.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday April 2, 2013, 7:49 am
s&s on FB, TU Kit

Bartlomiej T (296)
Tuesday April 2, 2013, 8:00 am
Signed. Thank you Kit!

Past Member (0)
Tuesday April 2, 2013, 8:01 am
Thanks! We're almost done! Your comment will be submitted.
shared on FB, thanks Kit

Darren Woolsey (218)
Tuesday April 2, 2013, 8:02 am
Hi Kit... looks like the petition is restricted to those with a zip code... so I'm just parring this important issue around...

Pat B (354)
Tuesday April 2, 2013, 8:05 am
Thank you, Kit for this one. I signed.

Darren, try Zip Code 78602 or 78612.

j A (282)
Tuesday April 2, 2013, 8:07 am

Abdessalam Diab (145)
Tuesday April 2, 2013, 8:39 am
Noted and signed. Thanks Kit.

Giana P (398)
Tuesday April 2, 2013, 8:50 am
Noted and signed. Thanks Kit.

divergent revolution (309)
Tuesday April 2, 2013, 9:27 am
signed,thanks Kit

pam w (139)
Tuesday April 2, 2013, 9:40 am
OF COURSE I signed! Who wouldn't?

Kit B (276)
Tuesday April 2, 2013, 9:53 am

I guess maybe all those opposed to birth control of any kind? Thanks for signing.

Lin Penrose (92)
Tuesday April 2, 2013, 10:15 am
Thanks Kit, Signed!

. (0)
Tuesday April 2, 2013, 10:24 am
Signed & posted

Mike M (43)
Tuesday April 2, 2013, 10:25 am

Robert O (12)
Tuesday April 2, 2013, 10:29 am
Gladly signed. Thanks Kit.

Sue Fowler (6)
Tuesday April 2, 2013, 10:35 am
We need more birth control all over the world. So many charities are appealing for money because children are dying from starvation & disease. I helped out for many years at a local Save the children charity shop raising funds,maybe funds should be spent on condoms! Religion has a lot to answer for !

Tamara Hayes (185)
Tuesday April 2, 2013, 10:47 am
Noted, signed, twittered and google shared. Thanks Kit. This is crucial for Obama to get the message.

Barbara F (47)
Tuesday April 2, 2013, 11:16 am
Noted, signed and shared on FB. Tried to email to friends, but it didn't go anywhere except to blank page! Thanks Kit!

Vallee R (280)
Tuesday April 2, 2013, 11:39 am
Noted and Signed.

lee e (114)
Tuesday April 2, 2013, 11:46 am
signed and shared of f/b - thanks Kit -- don't know how many petitions it'll take - but I've probably signed 50+
I'll sign another 50+ if that's what it takes! Too many unwanted children and too many single moms lives have been compromised! (and young men and women who didn't want to parent - but the "accident happened" - Let's have BC and teach our children to be responsible!

marie C (163)
Tuesday April 2, 2013, 11:51 am
After 3 attempts I was able to sign from UK

marie C (163)
Tuesday April 2, 2013, 11:52 am
I used zip code 12346 I think any 5 numbers will do ?

Angelika R (143)
Tuesday April 2, 2013, 12:01 pm
SIGNED ! Thx Kit! so here we have the next dirty surprise... I am sick of seeing the word "compromise" and finding sneak-ins in laws. - shame on you Obama for being chicken ass with the religious right wing crooks.
BTW- The next such surprise you can read in the WSJ of 28 March! ("White House Weighing Entitlement Limits")

Jo S (619)
Tuesday April 2, 2013, 12:42 pm
Give every woman the right to choose for herself.

Mary Alexander (23)
Tuesday April 2, 2013, 1:02 pm
I signed. I hope he will do the right thing and stand up for womens right to choose.

Sheila D (28)
Tuesday April 2, 2013, 1:04 pm
Noted and signed. Thanks, Kit.

Birgit W (160)
Tuesday April 2, 2013, 1:45 pm
Thanks, but does not let me sign

Robert B (60)
Tuesday April 2, 2013, 1:49 pm

Debra Van Way (12)
Tuesday April 2, 2013, 1:53 pm
Noted and signed. Thanks, Kit.

Melania Padilla (128)
Tuesday April 2, 2013, 2:01 pm

Lois Jordan (63)
Tuesday April 2, 2013, 2:19 pm
Gladly signed & noted. Thanks so much, Kit.

Nancy M (197)
Tuesday April 2, 2013, 2:38 pm
Signed and thanks for posting it here.

Rose Becke (141)
Tuesday April 2, 2013, 3:06 pm
Signed Kit

Bryna Pizzo (139)
Tuesday April 2, 2013, 3:12 pm
Thank you for protecting women's rights. (S, N, P, T)

Shirley B (5)
Tuesday April 2, 2013, 3:39 pm
We both signed. TY Kit.

. (0)
Tuesday April 2, 2013, 3:57 pm
Signed. Thanks, Kit.

Aurea Aurea Walker (226)
Tuesday April 2, 2013, 4:36 pm
S & N I have signed these requests over and over, too the point of truly feeling "ad nauseum, ad infinitum" to no avail! So let us women go on offense, no Viagra on insurance, start taxing all religous groups who cross the line of separation of state and church and last but NOT LEAST ladies 2014 voting is going to have huge ramifications for our selves, our daughters and grand daughters. So vote with logic and facts not emotions.

Kit B (276)
Tuesday April 2, 2013, 4:49 pm

Aurea, I would love to lasso a galaxy of green stars for you.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday April 2, 2013, 5:45 pm
Noted and happily signed ~ thank you Kit!

Theodore Shayne (56)
Tuesday April 2, 2013, 5:50 pm

Nancy M (197)
Tuesday April 2, 2013, 6:19 pm
Absolutely Aurea!

Fiona O (593)
Tuesday April 2, 2013, 6:57 pm
Done. Thanks for the alert.

Joe R (190)
Tuesday April 2, 2013, 7:49 pm
Thanks Kit.. Signed and noted..

Laurie H (817)
Tuesday April 2, 2013, 8:33 pm
Glad to Sign& Share Kit, Many Thanks !!~

Jelica R (144)
Tuesday April 2, 2013, 9:37 pm
Done. TY Kit

Dandelion G (367)
Tuesday April 2, 2013, 10:21 pm
Signed......Push for Universal Health Care.

Susanne R (237)
Tuesday April 2, 2013, 11:31 pm
Signed and noted!

Sherri G (128)
Tuesday April 2, 2013, 11:36 pm
signed, shared, tweeted. Thanks Kit.

Ludger W (71)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 12:53 am

Gene J (290)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 9:32 am
"President Obama did the right thing for women when he rejected the demands of rightwing activists and gave all women access to no-cost birth control through their insurance coverage."

He did, he knows it, everyone but zealots knows it. I've heard this program described in such ridiculous ways beginning, of course, with Rush, but it is reasonable, medically prudent and often necessary. Happily signed and noted.

Sandra ;atterson (59)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 1:04 pm
signed and noted,thank you

Esther Z (94)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 1:26 pm
Noted and signed.

Paulett Simunich (0)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 2:13 pm
Agree with Gene Jacobson......President Obama indeed did right by giving all women access birth control.
There is little salvo for women who must or are forced to have an abortion.......or for the broken-hearted
citizenary who hear about 2 year olds walking on the street with only a diaper......or this same 2 year old whose Mom has not feed him/her in days........or a 5 year old who has been left to tend to 2 younger children
and Mom is no where to be found.....or shaken baby syndrome......Where along this spectrum is the need for free both control not evident !!!!!!

Cynthia Davis (340)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 3:04 pm

Vallee R (280)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 5:35 pm
S & N

Daniel Partlow (179)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 5:47 am

Theodore Shayne (56)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 4:09 pm
Signed & tweeted.

Mitchell D (104)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 5:27 pm
S and N, thanks.

Helen Porter (39)
Friday April 5, 2013, 12:37 am
Many and many a year ago, in my grandmother's time, families often had 12, 13, 14 children.

What family could afford that many with todays necessities and prices?

Who's going to feed the sudden population explosion?
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