This is Not Normal but it's Not New

January 26, 2017

No, this is not normal, but we’ve seen this before.

In the first week of the new Administration alone, we’ve witnessed an onslaught of attacks on health care access, abortion information and coverage, and religious rights and freedom just to mention a few of the human rights you and SIECUS believe in.

We know this is just the beginning of efforts to restrict information and promote “alternative facts.”

As supporters of sexuality education and sexual and reproductive health and rights, we’re no strangers to efforts to push lies and misinformation on even the most basic knowledge about our own bodies, choices, and health.

As the Administration and the 115th Congressional Majority make their way down their list of human rights to restrict, it’s just a matter of time before they turn their efforts to undo critical progress we’ve gained in advancing sexuality education.

Our fear and disbelief can be immobilizing, but for those who are able, it’s time to stand up against these injustices. An attack on any human right is an attack on all human rights.

  • Program the Capitol Switchboard number into your phone: 202-224-3121

  • Call your members of Congress to voice your opposition to such efforts as repealing the Affordable Care Act, restrictions on abortion access, and discriminatory and unqualified Cabinet nominees.

  • Review the new SIECUS Federal Factsheets to prepare for the fight to come to protect federal funding that can support sexuality education.


SIECUS is standing with you. Email us with questions or more information on how to engage in protecting our sexual health and other human rights.

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