Monday, June 18, 2007

Let's Get This Bill Passed: EC in the ER!

I promised to keep all you readers updated on the PA bill making its way through the legislature to offer EC in the ER. Today I received the following email from PPFA and thought I would post it here to motivate my PA readers to pick up the phone and call his or her legislator.

The next two days determine how rape victims are treated in PA.

On Tuesday, June 19th, the Pennsylvania House will consider the "good" version of the EC in the ER bill, and vote. They may also consider some amendments, including an amendment that would affect whether the bill provides protection to EVERY WOMAN at EVERY HOSPITAL. We need to make sure those amendments don't weaken the bill or allow any hospital to WITHHOLD this medical care.


We need one more push from you. Why? Constituent contact will decide this vote. We need you to convince your legislator to make sure that NO amendment passes the House that would allow any hospitals to withhold care from any rape victim.


The amount of contact legislators have been receiving so far is truly making these members think about these important issues before they cast their votes. This vote will be very close - we expect there to be opposition to providing birth control to rape victims -- and your call can have a significant impact, so please call your legislator today! After you do so, please send us an email and let us know what you hear.

Thank you again for all you do!

Here is a link to help you find your legislator so you can give him/her a call. If this bill passes it will be an important victory for PA. For the life of me, I cannot fathom why it should be legal to withhold EC from a rape victim in the ER. I suppose that the truly die hard pro-life folks will say that this is a precious life from God. My retort, pure and simple, is where was God during the rape? How could God have had anything to do with that rape?