March 3rd, 2007

O.~ -Sadie

Sign this petition to support the CARE Act today

I looked over and signed this petition, it's to inform rape victims of contraception pills that are available in hospitals. They deserve the right to have it as they shouldnt have to create a life that was forecefully put inside of them. They should have that choice. It was apart of the Planned Parenthood site called "Care2 Action Alerts"



Here are the details, please read:



Hi,

Every woman deserves to be healthy and safe.

One state has already dropped a bill that would simply allow rape survivors information about EC.

Sign today and help give rape survivors the health care they desperately need >>

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A few days ago, South Dakota lawmakers dropped a bill that would have allowed Emergency Contraception information to rape survivors. Their reason? They didn't want it to be seen as an abortion ban. [1]

This is a frustrating development, because every state should allow rape survivors access to emergency contraception, regardless of its policy on abortion. http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/757422046?z00m=9416831&z00m=9416831<l=1172950671

Emergency contraception (EC), or Plan B, is simply a concentrated dose of ordinary birth-control pills. Because EC is effective only within the first 72 hours of sexual contact, making it available at hospitals is the best opportunity for us to protect these women at a time when they need us the most.

Legislation called the Compassionate Assistance for Rape Emergencies Act ("CARE": H.R.464) would ensure that access to EC is included as standard emergency care treatment.

Sign this petition to support the CARE Act today! >> http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/757422046?z00m=9416831&z00m=9416831<l=1172950696

Thank you for everything you do.


Sincerely,

Robyn E.,
Care2 and
ThePetitionSite Team
[1] Read more about this story here, and NOTE it! http://www.care2.com/news/member/544256115/313574



Emergency contraception bill killed in South Dakota

- 2 days ago - capjournal.com

A proposal to require South Dakota hospitals and other health care facilities to inform rape victims about emergency contraception was killed Friday in the House Health Committee, but a revival attempt was later started on the House floor.
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A big thankyou to everyone who commented to me when I was having such a hard time this week, it means alot. I'm more coherent now, and.. stable. Lol that sounds dramatic but I was really getting irrational. Once again the musician Patrick Wolf helped me a huge amount, this time with the song 'Overture'. He always seems to say exactly what I need to hear.

I feel numb right now, as opposed to happy, but numb is better than miserable, I think. I was in hospital for a night (long story involving prescription meds and my own stupidity -.-) and a counseller suggested that I write Karl a letter and then burn it. So I'm going to do that.

Just thought I'd drop people a line. Thankyou for being there, it's such a support to me.