We need you to act immediately to undo a disturbing decision from the Obama administration. Remember all the hard work you and other ACLU activists did to defeat Rep. Stupak's draconian abortion coverage ban during the health care debate?
Ask President Obama WHY his administration is restricting coverage for vulnerable women.
Unless the Administration reverses this decision, some of America's most vulnerable women-those with pre-existing conditions who have been denied health care coverage on the individual market-won't be able to purchase abortion coverage except in the case of rape or incest or to save the pregnant woman's life.
It's especially discouraging to impose a ban on women participating in a high-risk insurance pool who are particularly vulnerable and may have a special need for abortion. For example, because of the restriction, a woman with heart disease or diabetes might be compelled to carry a pregnancy to term despite its potentially damaging effect on her future health.
Ask President Obama not to stand in the way of vulnerable women's health care choices.
It's urgent that you send your message to President Obama right now. When you do, we'll also forward a copy to Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius, whose department is putting this unnecessary and harmful restriction into effect.
Thank you for acting on this urgent matter.
Director, Washington Legislative Office