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Tell President Obama All Women Need Affordable Birth Control

Over the summer, we secured a big victory when we helped get all forms of FDA-approved contraceptives covered and without a co-pay. However, we were dismayed that the administration allowed some employers to deny this coverage to their employees. Now, some opponents of contraception are pressuring President Obama to deny this critical benefit to more than a million more women.

The reality is that nearly all of sexually active women in the U.S., regardless of their religious beliefs, use contraception at some point in their lives, and it is a preventive health service that should be covered regardless of where they work.

This summer over 60,000 of you joined our effort to say: birth control — we got you covered! We need your help again to ensure that ALL women have access to affordable contraception — tell President Obama to give ALL women access to contraception without co-pays.

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Dear President Obama,

I am writing in strong support of the Department of Health and Human Services' decision to adopt the Institute of Medicine recommendations for women's preventive health services, including contraception, to be covered by all new health plans and provided with no cost sharing. This policy represents a huge step forward for women's health and it would not have been possible without the passage of the landmark health care law.

However, I am deeply concerned about the exemption allowing some religious employers to opt out of this policy. The reality is that nearly all of sexually active women in the U.S., regardless of their religious beliefs, use contraception at some point in their lives.



In signing the Affordable Care Act, you championed leveling the health care playing field. The current exemption and certainly any expansion of it will re-open the door for women to be treated like a pre-existing condition.

All women should have affordable access to the contraceptives they need, regardless of where they work. Please give ALL women access to contraception without a co-pay.

Sincerely,
[Your Name]
[Your Address]
[City, State ZIP]

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