Thursday, January 22, 2009

Blog for Choice: A New Day for Women's Health

Today is the 36th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision that secured the right to safe, legal abortion. Bloggers across the globe are celebrating this day by participating in Blog for Choice Day. The anniversary of Roe comes just two days after the historic inauguration of President Obama. Fittingly, the Blog for Choice Day question is, What is your top pro-choice hope for President Obama and/or the new Congress?

Well, Planned Parenthood is first and foremost a health care provider. We are unique because we are a provider and advocate, speaking out for the women, men, and teens we serve to promote reproductive justice and protect women's health.

With a new President leading the way, we have an opportunity to engage the country in a conversation about the importance of women’s health, and ensuring that women’s health is an integral part of the efforts to fix our health care system. There will be efforts in states across the country to undermine a women’s right to make personal health decisions, but we believe the American people have clearly spoken that they are ready for a new day.

We look forward to working with President Obama and the new Congress on three critical health priorities:
  • First, we need to make sure that everyone has access to affordable, quality health care, especially women.
  • Second, we need common sense policies that reduce the number of unintended pregnancies and teen pregnancies.
  • Third, we must expand access to affordable family planning and prevention care, both domestically and internationally.

Go to our website to learn more about our health care priorities and top issues and to find our how you can get involved.

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