In my last post, I expressed my hopes for the new president when it came to reproductive rights. After being encouraged by the executive order lifting the Global Gag rule, I am crushed by the latest news from Reproductive Health Reality Check that President Obama has caved into conservative pressure to eliminate funding for the Medicaid Family Planning State Option from the economic stimulus bill. This means that women in the U.S. who are unemployed, underemployed, living in poverty, will not be able to get affordable birth control.
To express your concerns about this issue, call the White House comment line at 202-456-1111 and use these talking points from PPFA.
P.S. Christina Page’s blog entry on this issue further demonstrates why Chris Matthews is an idiot, like we needed reminding. . .