What is the largest cancer screening program for women in the U.S.? Anyone know?
Notes from Women are Watching:
Since January of last year, bills targeting women’s health have been introduced in all 50 states. But women will remember who turned their backs on us and who voted to keep us healthy. On Election Day, women will be fighting back. Find out who’s standing up for you, visit: http://www.womenarewatching.org
In 2011, times were tough. Recession. Joblessness. So many of us struggling to make ends meet. But for women, times were about to get a lot tougher.
The newly elected U.S. House of Representatives made it their business to cut women off from the health care they depend on.
The House passed the Pence Amendment, which would bar Planned Parenthood from receiving federal funds for any purpose, including preventive and lifesaving services:
Women across America united to defend their access to care.
Champions in Congress stood strong.
And so did President Obama.
The US Senate stood with women and defeated the Pence Amendment.
But sadly that was just the beginning.
Bills targeting women’s health have been introduced in all 50 states since January of last year.
Make no mistake, this is the most relentless attack on women’s health in 40 years.
Politicians have been playing ugly games with women’s lives.
One year after we brought the Pence Amendment down, we remember who turned their backs on us, and who voted to keep us healthy.
November is just around the corner.
Soon it will be our turn to vote.