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Stand With EMILY's List Against Radical GOP Agenda

02/07/2011 01:02 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

The 2010 elections were about one thing: jobs. So what on earth is going on in the GOP-controlled House?

When John Boehner campaigned to become the Speaker, he promised a party and a chamber devoted to fiscal responsibility and economic growth. Then, he pulled a bait-and-switch on the American voters.

Far from creating jobs, the bills Republicans have brought to the floor of the House are focused on an entirely different agenda: taking away health care and opportunities for women and their families. First, they sought to overturn our nation's health care law - which would end guaranteed maternity care and once again allow insurance companies to discriminate based on gender.

This week, the GOP House is considering H.R.3, a bill so restrictive it would limit a woman's access to reproductive care even when her life was in danger.

We know a woman's right to make her own health decisions must be protected. But this is about even more than choice, this is about making sure women and families can get the care they need when they need it.

You probably recognize the Republican agenda as a radical departure from the days when they promised jobs. And you know their claims of "limited government" shouldn't include limits on our access to health care.

We're committed to stopping these dangerous measures if and when they reach the Senate. But we need your help.

We're both members of EMILY's List, an organization devoted to electing pro-choice Democratic women who will stand in the way of Republicans trying to limit the rights and opportunities of American families.

Today, we're asking you to join us by signing the EMILY's List petition telling Republicans you're not fooled by their bait-and-switch.

We're standing with EMILY's List, and we're standing together, because this is not only a women's issue. When we talk about access to health care facilities and services, we're talking about the health and safety and stability of all American families.

It's what we're in the Senate to fight for. And we won't stand by and let Boehner's radical agenda carry the day.

Please join us in telling Republicans we won't let them roll back the clock on our rights and opportunities. Hearings on the appalling H.R. 3 begin tomorrow. Make your voice heard today.