Monday, June 23, 2008

Women's Health Bill in Congress Needs Your Suport Now

While this is not necessarily a 'tween issue, this topic is about an urgent women's health issue that merits your attention. And, as we all know, health issue awareness and activism needs to start early.
The bipartisan Breast Cancer Patient Protection Act is now before the House. Championed by Representative DeLauro (D-CT) and Senators Snowe (R-ME) and Landrieu (D-LA), this bill would eliminate the practice of "drive-through" mastectomies, when women are forced to leave the hospital following their physically and emotionally difficult breast cancer surgeries before they and their doctors may feel they are ready to go home. For the millions of women and families who have shared their horrific stories of "drive-through" mastectomies on, this hearing — an important first step toward the passage of this bill — is 12 years too late. But for the nearly 200,000 women who will face breast cancer this year, it is about time. This is just the first step. There is still a long way to go. You can help. Sign the petition today and urge Congress to continue to take steps to pass this bill.
You can go the MyLifetime site to lend your support. All that is required is your name, email, city and zipcode, and none of this information will be used for marketing purposes. Please take 2 minutes out of your day to view this petition and lend your support. Your daughters will thank you for it.

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