“My Health Is NOT Up For Debate,” a new campaign launched by the National Women’s Law Center, confronts the ongoing attacks on women’s health by radical anti-women’s health legislators across the country.
In a series of videos the campaign examines the ways in which access to women’s health services is threatened by unprecedented state-level legislative activity (like this awful law in Arizona) and attacks on federal programs designed to increase access to preventive care and birth control (like the Blunt amendment).
According to the campaign, a record 92 state laws have been passed in the last year explicitly limiting access to reproductive health. The campaign’s video’s highlights some of them: imposing waiting periods, allowing pharmacists to object to filling prescriptions or doctors to object to performing procedures, and other restrictions on women’s choice and reproductive rights.
Women’s health care costs $1 billion more than men’s coverage, and sustained attacks on access to preventive care and reproductive health procedures are continuing at a breakneck pace.