Stand Up & Show Your Support for Health Care for All


Stand Up & Show Your Support for Health Care for All

by Power To Decide
January 22, 2018
A woman waits in a provider's office

Health Care For All

Everybody—no matter who they are or where they live—deserves the health care they believe is right for them—and the power to decide if, when, and under what circumstances to get pregnant. Birth control is basic health care—and 99% of women use it in their lifetimes.

Last week, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) established a Conscience and Religious Freedom Division within its Office of Civil Rights that allows an array of health care providers to refuse to offer “certain” services and to refuse to serve “certain” people if it violates their belief system. This puts millions of people at risk of curbed access to comprehensive health services and supplies, including birth control and emergency contraception. It also means that many people, including LGBTQ people, can be denied services.

We are health care providers—doctors, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacists and others—who commit to stand up and support all of our patients’ rights to make their own decisions about their sexual and reproductive health. We know that we stand amongst the vast majority of our colleagues and we commit to continuing to provide comprehensive, compassionate and inclusive care to every person we serve. We will make sure that all people—no matter who they are or where they live—can live their best lives on their own terms.

If you agree that health care providers must continue to #PutPatientsFirst, join us in signing this petition!