Block Abortion Gag Rule

Last week, Trump submitted a proposed Department of Health and Human Services rule on federally funded family planning that would "bar doctors from advising a woman weighing an abortion about where she could receive one" and loosens requirements for providers to provide birth control. This is a shameless attack on the constitutionally protected women’s right to choose, and on access to lifesaving care and sound medical advice. Planned Parenthood has vehemently denounced this flagrant assault on women's reproductive rights.

Over the weekend, we asked you to submit comments on the proposed rule. Today, we'll ask our Senators and Representatives to stand against it too.

Action

Call our Senators and Representatives and ask them to do everything they can to prevent the Department of Health and Human Services from implementing the proposed abortion "gag rule."

  • Sen. Patty Murray--DC 202-224-2621; Seattle 206-553-5545
  • Sen. Maria Cantwell--DC 202-224-3441; Seattle 206-220-6400
  • Rep. Pramila Jayapal--DC 202-225-3106; Seattle 206-674-0040
  • Rep. Adam Smith--DC 202-225-8901; Renton 425-793-5180 

Script

Hi, my name is [NAME], and I'm calling from [CITY, ZIP]. I'm calling today to ask [Senator/Representative] to do everything they can to prevent the proposed abortion gag rule from taking effect. This rule is designed to remove federal funding from important family planning clinics, like Planned Parenthood, and to impose the narrow-minded beliefs of a few on everyone. It is dangerous and it is wrong. 

Please speak out against this rule, and use any procedural mechanisms at your disposal to slow it down. 

Longer term, I would like [Senator/Representative] to introduce legislation that would outlaw restrictions on doctors providing accurate medical information to support women's reproductive rights.

Background

Did you miss the comments action? You can find it at: https://www.seattleindivisible.com/daily-actions/2018/5/25/fight-the-abortion-gag-rule

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