Sunday, March 11, 2007

Plan B hearing on Tuesday

(excerpted from Tessa's article at My Left Nutmeg)

The Human Services Committee is holding hearings on Tuesday March 13th on SB 1343 - An Act Concerning Compassionate Care For Victims of Sexual Assault.

It is not just a matter of going there and hanging around the hallways, since the "Family" Institute is planning a very active resistance to this Bill. This time we need people, lots of people, to go to Hartford.

As a reminder, this is to try to get the hospitals, and the employees of the hospitals, to offer the option of the Plan B contraceptive to female rape victims. Peculiarly, the hospitals and some nursing professionals are refusing to provide the pill, or the information that the pill exists, to their patients.

Tuesday (March 13th), 1pm in Room 1C of the Legislative Office Building in Hartford

If anyone feels like they would like to testify - medical professionals, religious people, mothers and fathers of victims, or the beloved among us who have faced this form of torture and violation - please contact Gretchen at

For those who would rather not speak out, your very presence will speak volumes.

From our fellow Americans at the "Family" Institute - and remember that they provide a lot of money to our legislators during the election season. Emphasis added by moi.
On Tuesday, March 13 at 1:00 p.m. in Room 1C of the Legislative Office Building in Hartford, the Human Services Committee will hold a public hearing on one of the most outrageous pro-abortion attacks on religious liberty ever attempted in Connecticut.

SB 1343, "An Act Concerning Compassionate Care For Victims of Sexual Assault," would force Christian hospitals to provide the "Plan B" drug even if it would induce an abortion! [This is a LIE]

Christian hospitals already provide compassionate care to victims of sexual assault--but there is nothing compassionate about abortion. [Wrong!]

Make no mistake: this is not about rape victims, it's about abortion. [More lies]

The media rarely mentions the role of pro-abortion groups NARAL and Planned Parenthood in pushing this bill. And even one of the bill's front groups, CT Sexual Assault Crisis Services, Inc. is a member of the pro-abortion CT Coalition for Choice.
CT Bob here: The rest of Tessa's article is at My Left Nutmeg; please read it!

This is a critical issue which affects women's reproductive rights. If organizations like FIC had their way, sexual assault victims in Catholic hospital emergency rooms would be denied the fully legal (and non-prescription) treatment that could PREVENT an unwanted pregnancy.

What FIC doesn't appear to understand is that despite their lies about the possibility that Plan B can trigger an abortion in an already pregnant victim, their policy would lead to INCREASED abortions by women who are DENIED this legal treatment at publicly-funded Catholic hospitals and become victims of unwanted pregnancies.

Don't you people get it?

This will result in MORE abortions, not fewer.

Because they are bound by the chains of dogmatic religious reasoning, the FICers seem to be utterly incapable of understanding this. And if they get their way in this issue, they will be directly responsible for those additional abortions.

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