If you believe that current healthcare options should be available for women to discuss with their physicians; that women’s access and choices should not be legislated – especially by good ole white boys in suits – and that medical decisions should be made between a woman, her family & her doctor, please take action now!
Tomorrow these options may disappear like barbecue at State House dinner.
Monday, March 19 at 2:30 PM the Georgia Senate Health and Human Services Committee will meet to vote on HB954 in Capitol Room 450 – 2:30 to 4:30 PM.
I urge everyone who is opposed to this bill to come to the Capitol for a show of force. These legislators claim they only hear from the Right to Life folks. I suggest they are just tone deaf to the other side.
Please wear all black, the color of mourning, as in we are gonna mourn these guys when we vote them out in the fall.
Please share this email with all your friends, colleagues, neighbors, and family members. You can also share on facebook and twitter.
WE CAN NOT ALLOW THIS TO GO UNCHALLENGED.
It is critical to remember this misogynistic Bill has already cleared the House. If it passes the Senate, it will go to Governor Deal to sign into law. Now he is a leaning toward signing it (pay attention here, this is important), because it will help the signers of the Bill get re-elected this fall.
So women’s rights are being stripped away, not for a deeply held belief or conviction, or that they think the cause is just and true, but because it will – they erroneously believe – help with re-election of these darlings, and even propel one to a Congressional seat. My Goodness, these boys are just drunk with power and out of control. I, for one ain’t for sitting back and letting them get away with it, without putting up a ruckus.
TAKE ACTION******* TAKE ACTION******* TAKE ACTION******* TAKE ACTION********* TAKE ACTION
If you cannot come to the Capitol tomorrow, or even if you can, we need the phones to ring off the hook.
1) First thing in the morning, call the Senate Health and Human Services Committee Members because they will not have time to read
read emails before they vote.
2) Tell them you strongly oppose HB954 and you want them to vote against the Bill. Or, if you want to use language they will be sure to understand, just tell them – Vote no on HB954, ‘cause that dog won’t hunt.
Unterman, Renee S (404) 463-1368
Carter, Buddy (404) 656-5109
Goggans, Greg (404) 463-5263
Shafer, David (404) 656-0048
Paris, Miriam (404) 656-5035
Wilkinson, John (404) 463-5257
3) Call your own Senator. If the committee passes this as expected, it will then go to the Senate floor for a vote. This is where
your Senator will come in.
4) NOW THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT: Be sure you call the Lt. Governor, Casey Cagle, he is the Big Kahuna of the Senate. 404.656.5030
5) Here is the link to find your Senator: http://sos.ga.gov/MVP2/logon.aspx
After you fill out the name, county and DOB, click to next page. Near the bottom of that page is the link to your Senator.
6) Call him or her and ask them to oppose HB954. Be sure to let them know you are in their district.
Here is the link if you want to read HB954 http://1.usa.gov/FQe5b2
In a nut shell, HB954 would remove the right of the woman and her family to make a decision about medical care and criminalizes medical professionals.
Other implications of HB954
Women will be forced to carry a stillborn pregnancy to term.
Women with cancer may find that their doctor will not perform an abortion in order for her to receive life-saving treatment.
Women and families could be forced to endure unthinkable pain by being forced to carry to term a pregnancy where there is a lethal fetal anomaly.
HB 954 would place a ban on abortions after 20 weeks. Most fetal anonolomies are diagnosed between 24 - 26 weeks. This bill will force women and families to make decisions to terminate before they have an accurate diagnosis.
Doctors will be charged with a criminal abortion felony with a possible 10 year sentence for performing medical care they are licensed and trained to do.
Doctors will not be allowed to do what they consider to be in the best interest of their patient.
I leave you with these words by Joan Kirner at Women Into Power Conference, Adelaide, October 1994; "There is no such thing as being non-political. Just by making a decision to stay out of politics you are making the decision to allow others to shape politics and exert power over you. And if you are alienated from the current political system, then just by staying out of it you do nothing to change it, you simply entrench it."
See you tomorrow.