Monday, November 28, 2005

Ayotte v. Planned Parenthood - Why the future of choice starts this Wednesday...


Imagine a world where doctors are forbidden by law to put their patient's health first -- when that patient is a woman seeking an abortion.

The Bush administration wants this to become a reality for every woman in America and her doctor -- and sooner than you think.

This Wednesday, November 30 the Supreme Court will hear Ayotte v. Planned Parenthood -- a case that could eliminate the requirement that abortion restrictions must include protections for women's health.

If Ayotte is decided the way the Bush administration wants, politicians -- not doctors -- will judge when patients can and cannot receive the care they need. A decision in favor of the Bush administration's standards would give a green light to states to pass laws that deny women access to abortion in medical emergencies.

Ayotte makes it clearer than ever: the balance of the Supreme Court WILL determine the future of a woman's right to choose.

If Samuel Alito is confirmed, he would tip the Court against the right to choose for decades, and Ayotte is just a sample of the kind of case he will encounter in that time.

This is why we're asking you to make a special effort this week in our National Stop Alito Petition Drive. Just a few minutes of your time could affect the future of a woman's right to choose for generations. Please, do your part by signing the Stop Alito petition today!

Samuel Alito has written, "the Constitution does not protect a right to an abortion." We must not allow him the chance to pursue this legal philosophy as a justice on the Supreme Court when so many women's lives are at stake.

Help us tell our senators that Alito is wrong for a woman's right to choose, and wrong for our country. Sign the Stop Alito petition today. Click here!

Thanks again for all you're doing!

Kristin Koch

Assistant Director Communications - Online Advocacy

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