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The Department of Defense just made a big change to ensure that women in the military have access to emergency contraception -- finally!

Let's make sure anti-choice activists don't fight back.

Show Defense Secretary Robert Gates we stand behind this new policy.

I have huge news:

After years of struggling to make sure women serving in the military overseas can obtain emergency contraception (EC) when they need it, the Department of Defense has just approved a policy that would guarantee access!

Anti-choice forces -- from Bush's political appointees to Rep. Bart Stupak from Michigan to extremist groups like Focus on the Family -- have opposed efforts like this before.

Now we have an administration that's doing the right thing.

Help make sure anti-choice ideologues don't oppose access to emergency contraception again. Send Secretary of Defense Robert Gates a quick note supporting the policy and urging him to stand behind it, no matter what anti-choice forces do.

This policy shift from the Defense Department is a major victory for women's health and women's rights.

Until now, if a woman serving in the military stationed overseas is sexually assaulted, there's a good chance she won't be able to get emergency birth control that can prevent pregnancy, simply because the base's medical facilities don't carry it.

Even worse? Anti-choice politicians have fought for years to keep it that way.

Please thank Secretary Gates for his department's move to guarantee access.

Showing your support only takes a minute -- but it could lead to decades of improved health care for women serving in our nation's military.

NARAL Pro-Choice America has been fighting to change this unacceptable policy for years. Yet every time we've gotten close, anti-choice forces have managed to block it, endangering women's health.

Show Secretary Gates that the public overwhelmingly supports this policy change.

Together, we can see this through to a victory for women's health. Thank you for taking action today.

My best,

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Nancy Keenan
NARAL Pro-Choice America

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