Urge Congress to Continue US Investment in Women's Health

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We know that access to family planning and reproductive health is critical for women’s health and well-being. Yet, 222 million women still lack access to family planning around the world.

Did you know that for every $100 million the US spends on family planning, 1.5 million unintended pregnancies are avoided, 4,000 maternal deaths are prevented, and 20,000 fewer children lose their mothers?

This week, President Obama released his FY2014 budget which calls for robust funding for international family planning and reproductive health programs. But this is under threat as budget debates continue in Congress.

If you believe that no woman’s access to contraception or reproductive health care should be based on where she lives—that all women have the right to make decisions about if, when, and how often to have children—sign this petition today.

Urge Congress to continue US investment in women’s health by supporting international family planning assistance in the budget. Tell your representatives that every woman’s health matters.

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Dear [Decision Maker],

I believe family planning is critical to improving women's health and well-being, as well as the health and well-being of families and communities. As your constituent, I encourage you to support robust funding for international family planning and reproductive health programs. With an estimated 222 million women in developing countries lacking access to contraception, the need could not be more real.

For every $100 million the US spends on family planning, 1.5 million unintended pregnancies are avoided, 4,000 maternal deaths are prevented, and 20,000 fewer children will lose their mothers.

International family planning and reproductive health programs are a smart investment. Funding for these programs has proven to save money in other vital development areas including maternal health, education, malaria, water and sanitation, and immunization.

I hope you will support President Obama's call for XX for international family planning in the budget.




Thank you for your support in prioritizing women's health and international family planning.

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