Home > What we do > US Initiatives > Hadassah Advocacy > Action Alerts

Update: Protect Women's Preventive Health Access

Action Alerts

February 7, 2012

On January 20, after several months of public debate and internal review, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced women's preventive health coverage regulations, requiring most employers to provide full contraceptive coverage (without co-pays).

On February 10, the White House announced a modification to that ruling, requiring insurance companies to provide contraceptive access to certain employees, in place of their religiously affiliated employers. Hadassah welcomed that proposal and appreciates the administration's continued support for all women to have access to contraceptive coverage.

The contraceptive coverage debate still wages on in Congress, with proposed bills and amendments that would allow executives to decide which health services they do or do not want to cover—anything from contraception to children's vaccines, maternity care for single mothers, or blood transfusions. Tell Congress that patients—not their bosses—should be making personal health care decisions!

Hadassah remains a strong advocate for women's health rights and opposes any attempts to restrict access to reproductive and/or family planning services. Restrictions to reproductive health care deprive women of their right to make health decisions privately, in consultation with medical advice, and in accordance with their own religious, moral and ethical values.

Date: 2/27/2012

Support Fair Pay for Women & Families

The Peace Process: Updates & Uncertainty

Advocate for Israel's Security

Stand Up For Israel

Take Action for Human Trafficking Prevention Month

Reproductive Rights after Roe v. Wade

Urge Congress to Prevent a Nuclear Iran

Support Israel & Academic Freedom

American Studies Association Decision to Adopt an Israel Boycott Resolution a Violation of Academic Freedom

Advocate for Gun Control in Memory of Sandy Hook

International Human Rights Day 2013

Buy Israeli Goods for Hanukkah

Interim Agreement on Iranian Nuclear Program

Urge Senate to Support Fair Minimum Wage Act

Hadassah Pledges Relief and Aid to Victims of Typhoon Haiyan

Senate Passes LGBT Employment Non-Discrimination Act

Women's Rights Update

Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America Mourns Passing of Rabbi Ovadia Yosef

Hadassah Welcomes Women of the Wall Announcement Regarding Prayer at Kotel

2013 United Nations General Assembly Speeches

Women's Equality Day 2013

Hadassah Celebrates 20 Years of Family and Medical Leave Act, Advocates for Expanding Paid Leave Opportunities

Hadassah Approves New Policy Statements

Hadassah Reaffirms Support for LGBT Equality

Hadassah Reaffirms its Resolution on a Woman's Right to Choose

Hadassah Welcomes New Rabbinical Judges Law

50 Years of the Equal Pay Act

Support Moving U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem

Hadassah Welcomes Continued Progress Toward Expanding Egalitarian Prayer at Western Wall

   |  Who We Are  |  What We Do  |  Where We Do It  |  Read About It  |  Join Now  |  Donate  |
  |  Login  |  Contact Us  |  Careers  |  Terms & Conditions  |  
Copyright ©2014 Hadassah is a registered trademark of Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America