From Laura Murphy, Director of the ACLU Washington Legislative Office:

It's come down to this: A final showdown in Congress to determine the future of women's health in our country.

The opponents of reproductive rights in Congress will stop at nothing — including shutting down the government as soon as Friday — to forward their own narrow social agenda. Their goal? To end all federal funding to Planned Parenthood and put excessive and undue roadblocks in the way of women trying to protect their health and that of their families.

Tell your members of Congress to protect women and their families and reject any bill that defunds Planned Parenthood, puts new restrictions on abortion access, and endangers women's health.

This assault is unprecedented, and it must stop. That's why thousands of Americans will descend on Washington, DC tomorrow to defend women's health from an extremist Congress determined to roll back access to reproductive health care. It's part of a National Lobby Day to make sure Congress protects women.

I'm doing everything I can to make sure my voice and the voices of thousands of ACLU supporters are heard. I hope you'll join me by taking action right now.

Stand up for women's health. Call and email your members of Congress right now.

Thanks for joining with us in this critical effort today.