Help Rape Survivors Get the Health Care They Need
Did you know that many emergency rooms fail to offer important medication to sexual-assault survivors that would prevent pregnancy?
This medication called emergency contraception (EC) or Plan B, is a concentrated dose of ordinary birth-control pills. These simple pills could spare assault victims from additional trauma and health complications, beginning at their hospital visit.
New legislation called Compassionate Assistance for Rape Emergencies Act ("CARE": H.R.464) would ensure that access to EC is included as standard care for rape survivors.
Help ensure that these women have a chance to be safe and healthy again. Ask your members of Congress today to pass the CARE Act today!
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Dear Representative [Last name],
As your constituent, I am writing to urge you to cosponsor the Compassionate Assistance for Rape Emergencies Act ("CARE": H.R.464).
This bipartisan legislation would ensure that hospital emergency rooms provide sexual-assault survivors with emergency contraception upon request. Emergency contraception (EC, often called the "morning-after" pill or Plan B) is a concentrated dose of ordinary birth-control pills that can dramatically reduce a woman's chance of becoming pregnant if taken soon after sex. It is NOT the same thing as mifepristone, or RU 486, which terminates an already-established pregnancy.
EC holds tremendous potential to help women who have suffered a sexual assault avoid the additional trauma of an unintended pregnancy. Unfortunately, many hospitals still do not offer sexual-assault survivors this effective means of pregnancy prevention. The CARE Act would ensure that access to EC is included in the standard of care rape survivors receive.
Thank you for your consideration. I look forward to your response.