February 29, 2012
IMMEDIATE ACTION NEEDED
Urge your senators to vote NO on the Blunt Amendment to the Surface Transportation bill and protect access to vital health care services. You can reach your senators through the Capitol Switchboard: 202-224-3121.
Call 202 224-3121
Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO) has introduced an amendment to the Surface Transportation Bill that would allow employers and insurance companies to deny health insurance coverage for any essential health care service that they object to on the basis of religious beliefs or moral convictions. This would not only have the potential to affect the reproductive rights of women, but would potentially limit unknown numbers of Americans from receiving a range of preventative and immediate health care services, including cancer screenings, HIV/AIDS treatment, and contraception. It opens the door for employers to refuse to offer other coverage due to "moral" objection.