Received this e-mail today and thought this would be a good place to post--although maybe I should go to "off topic". This concerns a bill in congress to make the "morning after" pill(s) easily available to rape victims--the body of the e-mail is as follows (don't think the link will work, so you will have to copy and paste the URL)
Rape: it's a horrible thing that no woman chooses. Yet as it stands now, when a survivor of rape enters the emergency room she is not always given the chance to prevent unwanted pregnancy.
Take action to give all rape survivors a choice in the aftermath of their assault!
Groups including NARAL Pro-Choice America have been advocating that the Emergency Contraception pill (EC) be an option for all rape survivors.
What is EC? It is NOT the same as mifepristone, or RU 486, which terminates an already-established pregnancy. EC is a concentrated dose of ordinary birth-control pill that can dramatically reduce a woman's chance of becoming pregnant if taken soon after sex or sexual assault.
To ensure emergency contraception is an option for all rape survivors, Congress has proposed the Compassionate Assistance for Rape Emergencies Act (“CARE”: S.1264/H.R.2928), which would guarantee that emergency rooms provide every woman with emergency contraception as an option following her assault.
Sign the petition to support this legislation now!
Every rape survivor deserves the proper health-care services to prevent unwanted pregnancy.
Sign the petition asking your representatives to support the CARE act.
Ensure all rape survivors have a choice in the aftermath of their assault. Go to: http://go.care2.com/e/lJs/nK/QClx
Thanks for your help today.
Care2 and ThePetitionSite Team