I know that there isn't a hope in hell Sam Graves is going to vote our way, but I had to write him anyway. Here's what I said to him.
My primary concern is that any legislation that makes it difficult or impossible for a woman to get an abortion from a doctor will force her to obtain an underground, unsafe abortion.
These restrictions will put the lives of women in danger. I am pleading with you, out of the deep respect for the sanctity of life that we share, please keep these decisions between women and their doctors and not between women and people who don't know what they are doing.
When access to legal and safe abortions is restricted, the cost is paid with the blood of women.
Please, don't use health care reform as an opportunity to push an anti-choice agenda. The lives of these women are too precious to play politics with.
Thank you so much for listening.
This isn't going to change Graves' mind, but that doesn't alleviate our responsibility to make our voices heard.
So write your congressman.
That is all.
And, in case you care, I'm listening to