The GOP loves free speech, unless it’s about abortion

One of the Trump administration’s first acts in office was enacting the “global gag rule,” which strips funding for health care providers around the world unless they agree not to mention abortion. This leads to denial of crucial health care in all the countries the US provides aid to.

Now, politicians in the House are working to force this disastrous policy in the United States — and we need to stop it before it gets any further. The domestic gag rule would take away Title X funds from health care providers unless they agree never to mention abortions.

Four million people across the country get their health care through Title X, and they would be unable to access health care or even know all their health care options. This is unprecedented — and the consequences would be devastating.

With our right to control our bodies being stripped away state by state (Iowa just passed a law outlawing abortion after six weeks, when most women don’t even know they’re pregnant), it’s vital that we protect the right to choose on a federal level.


ONE THING YOU CAN DO RIGHT NOW


Call Congresswoman Pelosi and ask for her commitment to oppose the domestic gag rule. You can say, “I’m calling to express my concern that lawmakers are lobbying the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to adopt a domestic gag rule around Title X. The domestic gag rule would withhold funds from ANY health care provider unless they agree to never mention the word “abortion” — putting the health care of the four million people at risk. I’m asking the Congresswoman to commit to opposing any and all attempts to pass a domestic gag rule around the Title X family planning program.”


UPCOMING EVENTS


Fireside Chat with Pelosi Staff
Thursday, May 10
6pm – 7pm
Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St.
Under-enrolled — please attend if you can!
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Brown Bag Lunch with Feinstein Staff
Friday, May 18
12pm – 1pm
301 Mission Street, lobby area – note new address!
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Grassroots Organizing (GO) Team in Tracy
Don’t miss your last chance before the primaries to get out the vote and flip a house seat!
Saturday, May 19
11am – 4pm
902 N. Central Ave. Suite 201
Tracy CA
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Stand Up SF General Meeting with special guest: Standing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ)
Sunday, May 20

2-4pm
Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St.
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Stop Trump’s War Cabinet

In less than two weeks, Congress will evaluate whether to allow a war criminal to head up the CIA.

Gina Haspel tortured people and destroyed the evidence, yet the CIA is trying to clean up her record and rally behind her nomination.

The fact that Haspel personally committed war crimes is enough to oppose her nomination. But she also tried to cover up the evidence by ensuring videotapes of the torture sessions were destroyed. There is no justification for her to become the head of the CIA.

Unbelievably, neither of our senators has committed to vote against this torturer. Senator Feinstein has expressed concerns but has not committed, and Senator Harris is still equivocating. It is unconscionable for Democrats to support a torturer for any role in government. Tell them how you feel.


ONE THING YOU CAN DO RIGHT NOW


Call both senators, using the call script tools and script here, and demand that they commit to opposing Haspel.

Extra credit: Watch and share this video about Haspel’s war crimes using the hashtag #BlockHaspel.


UPCOMING EVENTS


Senator Harris Office Action
Wednesday, May 2
3pm – 4pm
333 Bush Street, Suite 3325 – note new address!
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Fireside Chat with Pelosi Staff
Thursday, May 10
6pm – 7pm
Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St.
REGISTER NOW

Brown Bag Lunch with Feinstein Staff
Friday, May 18
12pm – 1pm
301 Mission Street, lobby area – note new address!
REGISTER NOW

Grassroots Organizing (GO) Team in Tracy
Join Stand Up SF, Swing Left, and Tracy Democrats to get out the vote and flip a house seat!
Saturday, May 19
11am – 4pm
902 N. Central Ave. Suite 201
Tracy CA
REGISTER NOW and we’ll follow up with details.

Stand Up SF General Meeting with special guest: Standing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ)
Sunday, May 20

2-4pm
Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St.
REGISTER NOW