August 1, 2012 will mark an important milestone as several parts of the Affordable Care Act health care reform law go into effect: when many women go to the pharmacy next month to pick up their birth control prescription, they will not be charged a co-pay. This is a big victory by making sure health insurance policies treat birth control as the basic, essential preventative care that it is and make it affordable to as many women as possible.
As you probably know, the Affordable Care Act also includes many other advances for women’s health care access, such as refusing to let insurance companies discriminate against women in pricing and making sure policies cover prenatal and maternity care!
But unfortunately, the fight is far from over when it comes to protecting these and other benefits for improved health care access in the ACA. Virginia’s Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has lead the charge against the Affordable Care Act, spearheading a host of anti-ACA lawsuits in the states. Now that he’s lost that challenge, he’s hinted that he might not implement the law.
It’s just another instance of Virginia’s activist Attorney General putting his ideology before his job. We and our colleagues at NARAL Pro-Choice America need your help to show him that enough is enough!
Join fellow NARAL Pro-Choice America and NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia activists for an event to show Attorney General Cuccinelli that his politics and agenda don’t match the values and priorities of the people of the commonwealth. We’ll be delivering petitions supporting President Obama’s contraceptive-coverage policy.
What: Birth-Control Petition Delivery and Rally
Where: Office of Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, 900 East Main Street, Richmond, VA 23219
*bring a homemade sign!
When: Wednesday, August 1, at 12:15 p.m.
How: Contact Jen Wang at JWang [at] prochoiceamerica.org to RSVP or for more information.
Hope to see a lot of our activists there! Thanks for getting involved.