Protect our daughters & keep critical safeguards in place - STOP HB 2002

Started by Margaret Chapman Pomponio on Apr 06, 2017 Reproductive Rights
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{"ops":[{"insert":"The state Senate Health and Human Resources Committee decided Wednesday evening to amend an abortion bill so that it once again requires minors to go to court for access to abortion. Please read the "},{"attributes":{"italic":true},"insert":"Charleston Gazette-Mail"},{"insert":" article on the most current happenings with this bill "},{"attributes":{"link":"http://www.wvgazettemail.com/news-politics/20170405/committee-passes-more-stringent-adolescent-abortion-bill-sends-to-floor"},"insert":"here"},{"insert":". \n\nThe original version of HB 2002 removed critical safeguards for young women seeking safe and confidential abortion care in West Virginia. Thanks to the strong opposition organized around the bill while it was in its original state, the judiciary committee sent the bill to a subcommittee for further review. Thankfully, the compromise within the subcommittee was actually heartening. The version of HB 2002 that came out of Judiciary created a new option for a medical professional (though a psychiatrist or licensed psychologist) to issue a waiver in addition to a judge."},{"attributes":{"bold":true},"insert":" "},{"insert":"After speaking with the provider community, WV FREE decided, along with ACLU and other allies, to support this compromise."},{"attributes":{"bold":true},"insert":" "},{"insert":"HB 2002 passed the House last week – with a vote of 98-0. \n\n"},{"attributes":{"bold":true},"insert":"This week, however, Senator Patricia Rucker (R – Jefferson), introduced an amendment that reverts HB 2002 back to its ugly original version of stripping away safeguards already in place for young women seeking safe and confidential care in West Virginia."},{"insert":"\n\n"},{"attributes":{"bold":true},"insert":"Tell your representatives that endangering our daughters is NOT OK. We need our lawmakers to focus on bills that support and protect women, not ones that hurt them. Ask them to STOP HB 2002."},{"insert":"\n"}]}
{"ops":[{"insert":"Hi,\n\nMy name is "},{"attributes":{"underline":true,"italic":true,"bold":true},"insert":"[name]"},{"insert":", and I live in "},{"attributes":{"underline":true,"italic":true,"bold":true},"insert":"[state]"},{"insert":" at "},{"attributes":{"underline":true,"italic":true,"bold":true},"insert":"[address] [city] [zipcode]."},{"insert":"\n\nAs a constituent, I’m calling to urge "},{"attributes":{"underline":true,"italic":true,"bold":true},"insert":"[lawmaker]"},{"insert":" to vote "},{"attributes":{"bold":true},"insert":"against HB 2002"},{"insert":", as the new amendment introduced by Senator Rucker endangers WV daughters by stripping away critical safeguards currently in place for young women seeking safe and confidential abortion care.\n\nWe need to focus on bills that support and help women in West Virginia, not ones that harm them. For this reason, I urge "},{"attributes":{"underline":true,"italic":true,"bold":true},"insert":"[lawmaker]"},{"insert":" to take action "},{"attributes":{"bold":true},"insert":"against HB 2002"},{"insert":".\n\nThank you.\n"}]}

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