|Thank Senator Boxer for Standing Up for Women|
January 28, 2009
On January 23, we commended President Obama for rescinding the Global Gag Rule. But on January 28, Senator Mel Martinez (R-FL) proposed an amendment that would have reinstated the Global Gag Rule. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) rose to the occasion and called for a vote, and the amendment was defeated.
This is a great outcome, but it also underscores the fact that we need to stay engaged. We urge you to take a moment to thank Senator Boxer for her support. Use the text below or write your own:
Dear Senator Boxer,
Thank you for the good work you did on behalf of women everywhere by standing up against today's attempt to reinstate the Global Gag Rule. Foreign non-governmental organizations must be able to provide the comprehensive reproductive health care women need, including contraception and safe abortion counseling and services.
Your continued support is crucial because _______________________. Thank you for standing strong to secure every woman's right to a just and healthy life.