Thursday, March 4, 2010

From a Fellow Advocate

from Maria Miranda, Hotline Advocate since Fall 2007

Right now in Ohio almost 20% of hospital emergency rooms do not guarantee access to emergency contraception to rape survivors in their emergency rooms. This is totally unacceptable, it does not matter where a woman lives or what hospital she is treated at, all women deserve CARE!

The Compassionate Assistance for Rape Emergencies (CARE) Act is critical legislation that will ensure that all rape survivors get access to emergency contraception and medications to prevent sexually transmitted infections after the assault. Help make sure that all rape survivors receive the medical treatment they deserve. See below for how you can help!

p.s. the link below includes footage of Sondra from the CRCC speaking in Columbus.

Hello volunteering folks!

We need you to help NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio phone bank for support of the CARE bill next Tuesday! The best part is, you don’t have to actually TALK to anyone on the phone!

We will be doing patch-through calls to legislative offices leaving messages telling them to support CARE. (For more about CARE, go here: We will provide pizza and soda, and it will only take about an hour if we get enough people to help!

The phone banking starts at 6:00pm and should wrap up by 7:30 at the very latest. We will be using the 3rd floor phone room in Preterm at 12000 Shaker Blvd. The front door at Preterm is locked past 5pm, so we’ll have someone sit at security to let you in from 5:50 until 6:15. If you get here before or after that, call Kellie Copeland’s cell phone to be let in. 330-524-1577.

And as always, thank you for your time and commitment to pro-choice politics and policies in Ohio. We couldn’t do our work without you!

For choice,
Development Associate
NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio
phone: 216-283-2180
fax: 216-283-2184

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