WOMEN’S HEALTH & RIGHTS!
JOIN WITH WOMEN
FROM ACROSS THE STATE
AND MAKE OUR VOICES HEARD!
Saturday, February 26th Foley Square
(Across from the Court House in Lower Manhattan,
between Lafayette St. & Centre St.
New York, NY 10007)
Directions: Take the #4, 5 or 6 SUBWAY downtown to BROOKLYN BRIDGE/CITY HALL STATION. Exit at the rear of the platform, towards the last car of the subway train. When you come up above ground you will be standing in Foley Square.
1. H.R. 3, misleadingly called the â€œNo Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Actâ€, introduced by Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ);
2. H.R. 358,Â the so-called â€œProtect Life Actâ€ sponsored by Rep. Joe Pitts (R-Pa); and
3. H.R. 217, Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act, sponsored by
Rep. Mike Pence (R-IN). (PASSEDÂ IN THE HOUSE 2/18/2011.)
We Must Stop this anti-choice run-away-train Congress! There are lives at stake – those of the living, breathing women of this nation!
Last Friday, the House passed the Pence Amendment (H.R. 217.)
This amendmentâ€”if it passes the Senate–will mean the end of federal support for an organization, Planned Parenthood, that each year provides more than 800,000 women with breast exams, more than 4 million Americans with testing and treatment for sexually transmitted diseases, lifesaving cancer screenings, HIV testing, and 2.5 million people with contraception.
But that is not enough! They now want to zero out all funding for Title X in the Federal budget. That means all the health centers we know and have come to rely on will get NO funds for Title X. Women will die!
Right now, our pro-choice congressional representatives and advocates are fighting back but they need us. They need to hear from us!
Sponsoring Organizations: (List in formation) Choice Matters, Community Health Care Networks Family Planning Advocates of New York State, Feminist Majority Foundation, Inwood House, NARAL Pro-Choice NY, National Advocates for Pregnant Women, National Council of Jewish Women New York Section, New York Civil Liberties Union, NOW-New York City, NOW-New York State, Planned Parenthood Affiliates New Jersey, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic, Planned Parenthood Mid-Hudson Valley, Planned Parenthood of Nassau County, Planned Parenthood of New York City, PRCH, Public Health Association of New York City, Public Health Solutions, Raising Women’s Voices, Religious Institute, Reproductive Health Access Project, SisterSong NY, Trust Black Women, Trust Women, United Neighborhood Houses, Violence Intervention Program Inc., Women’s Media Center, YWCA of Brooklyn