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It’s the worst bill for women’s health in a generation — but it’s not too late to fight back.

Paul Ryan and his out-of-touch allies forced through their bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and “defund” Planned Parenthood — blocking patients in need from essential care at its health centers. Now that this dangerous legislation passed the House, it will move on to the Senate. This may be our last chance to stop it.

Here’s What it Means

Simply put: The so-called American Health Care Act (AHCA) is bad for women and would be disastrous for our nation as a whole. This bill would block people enrolled in Medicaid from accessing the services they rely on at Planned Parenthood health centers. If anti-abortion politicians have their way, they’ll not only “defund” Planned Parenthood but also shut down all of its health centers — leaving 2.5 million patients without a place to go for needed care.

The AHCA would also impose draconian restrictions on private insurance coverage for abortion; wrest Medicaid coverage from low-income women and their families; and impose greater costs on women’s basic reproductive health care, like maternity care and birth control. Congress should not be playing politics with women’s health.

Top 4 Ways to Fight Back

  • #1: Call Your Senators
    This is the most important way to take action right now. Use our easy online form to call your U.S. senators. We’ll give you a script so you can tell them to protect health care and stand with Planned Parenthood.

  • #2: Tag Your Senators on Facebook
    Do you notice when somebody tags you on Facebook? Chances are,  your answer is “yes” — and that goes for your senators, too. Our simple form automatically tags your senators and gives you time to edit the post.

  • #3: Tweet at Your Senators
    Every action counts  — even if it’s just a tweet. If you have Twitter, take a moment to tweet at your senators. Our easy-to-use form automatically finds your senators' handles. It also gives you a sample tweet if you don’t want to write your own.

  • #4: Tweet Your Representative What You Think of Their Vote
    Read our list of representatives who voted in favor of this dangerous bill. If you see your House member, tell them you will not forget that they stripped access to care — and will not forgive.

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