Recently, President Obama made an announcement that took the responsibility from certain religiously-affiliated employers and gave it to insurance companies for covering contraception with no co-pays or deductibles. This accommodation will protect women’s access to birth control and without extra cost, regardless of where they work. We will closely monitor the implementation of this new rule and work to make sure that all women have access to this essential health benefit.However, opponents of birth control in Congress are still focused on taking away access to contraception introducing extreme legislation that threatens health across the board. The pieces of legislation range from allowing any employer, regardless of whether it is a religious entity, to deny coverage of contraception to giving employers the right to refuse coverage of any health care service they find religiously or morally objectionable. They are playing politics with women’s health -- and it would hurt everyone. Tell your Senators to reject all extreme legislation that would take away women’s access to birth control without a co-pay, and other needed health care.
Dear [Decision Maker],
I am writing to express my support for the Obama administration's decision to make contraception widely available without a co-pay or deductible. Providing women access to birth control should not be a political issue. I also urge you to reject extreme legislation currently being considered in the Senate, including an amendment No. 1520 sponsored by Senator Blunt, R-MO, also known as the "Blunt Amendment"/H.R. 1179 and S. 2092, also known as "The Manchin-Rubio Bill."
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP]
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