The Stupak-Pitts Amendment that was tacked onto the health care reform bill and passed in the House of Representatives has made its way into the senate and needs to be stopped!

If the Stupak-Pitts Amendment were to pass, the existing House Health Care Bill would only cover abortions in the instances of rape, incest, or potential harm to the life of the mother. This amendment will jeopardize the abortion coverage that millions of women currently have.

Executive Director of the ACLU, Anthony D. Romero, called abortion "part of basic health care for women.... The Senate must keep the Stupak-Pitts amendment out of its health care legislation and, when the time comes to merge the House and Senate bills," he said. "This toxic language should be omitted from the final measure. Health care reform should improve women's health and lives, not interfere with their right to get the health care they need."

Tell your senators to protect women's ability to make private health care decisions without government interference.