I am rising to urge everyone to join me in taking action to reduce the suffering immediately by demanding that President Obama stand up for these girls and women and provide them with access to comprehensive medical care, including the option of abortion, in accordance with the Geneva Conventions.
We’re rising today to ask that President Obama to support the women and girls raped in war who are unable to access necessary, comprehensive medical care – and we’re continuing the conversation with a Twitter storm at 1PM EST.
Help us take on military sexual assault. Email your Senators to tell them that we must change the current system of handling these cases today.
During last night’s speech, President Obama maintained his clear intention to move forward – with or without the cooperation of Congress – on issues of paramount importance to women: increasing the minimum wage, curbing the rising costs of college tuition, ensuring equal pay for equal work and allowing paid family leave.
“HR 7 is a blatant attack on women’s reproductive rights and an attempt to take away a woman’s ability to make personal health care decisions, including decisions about abortion. This bill flatly puts women’s health at risk by dramatically restricting access to abortion coverage.”
“In a country where three women are already murdered every day through domestic violence, it would be tragic beyond measure to re-arm tens of thousands of abusers.”