Monday, January 24, 2011

Action Needed to Defeat HB118

The House Labor, Health and Social Services passed House Bill 118, "Abortion-available information for decision," on a 7-2 vote. The bill has now gone to the full House and could be voted on any day!

We need e-mails and calls to Wyoming Representatives urging them to "VOTE NO ON HOUSE BILL 118." (This bill requires women who are considering abortion to be given government-scripted information and then wait 24 hours before having the procedure. We don't want this kind of government intrusion into personal medical choices.)

Please call or email your Representatives and ask them to VOTE NO ON HOUSE BILL 118, "Abortion-available information for decision."

Other ways to contact legislators are as follows:
• Call the Voter Hotline at 777-8683 and tell the operator/receptionist that you want a "NO Vote on House Bill 118". (The Hotline is usually staffed 7:30 A.M.-5:30 P.M. on days the legislature is in session.)
• Use the Online Hotline to urge a NO vote on House Bill 118. (You may also type in a short message.)

The text of the bill is available here.

The ACLU or Wyoming opposes House Bill 118 for many reasons, including the following:

• This bill is an unwarranted intrusion into medical care. It puts government into the examination room and lets politics come between a woman and her physician.

Thank you for helping us defeat this dangerous and cruel intrusion into women's private medical care.