So I was walking to Subway to get a $5 footlong on a brisk Saturday morning looking and feeling a HAM in Lakeview and someone in a pink shirt asks me if I had a few minutes for women's health. My reply was short "Does it involve money?" She put her little tablet away and said no, it can be about education today. I was like cool, I like education.
Basically some versions of the new health care reform bill are trying to cut women's health care out. Though many people think of Planned Parenthood as an abortion clinic, it actually acts as the main healthcare provider for many women for services such as pap smears, mammograms, contraception and I'm sure a host of other things.
You may want to reach out to your state reps and let them know that you think women's healthcare is important and you won't support any bill that cuts it out. IMO, if ANYTHING should be covered in healthcare reform, women's health should be top of the list. (Becuase you know these fools are going to keep covering Viagra).
Planned Parenthood has a pretty extensive site dedicated to the cause. Check it out here. And please check out the Conservatives arguments for wanting to remove Planned Parenthood as well, so you can make informed decisions. If the the election of the President taught us anything, it should have taught us that we have a voice and our opinions matter. I hope you'll reach out to a legislator to make a difference (even if you disagree with me).