Friday, July 13, 2007

Please Sign This Petition...

Join Lifetime and Grammy-Nominated Performer Jewel, 16 Million Viewers and Bipartisan Political Leaders to Urge the End of "Drive-Through" Mastectomies!

In January 2007, Senators Olympia Snowe (R-ME) and Mary Landrieu (D-LA) and Representative Rosa L. DeLauro (D-CT) reintroduced the Breast Cancer Patient Protection Act of 2007 (S. 459/H.R.758). The bill would allow a woman and her doctor to decide whether she should recuperate for at least 48 hours in the hospital or whether she has enough support to get quality care at home following this emotionally and physically difficult surgery.

Last fall, as part of the network's Stop Breast Cancer for Life campaign, Grammy- nominated singer-songwriter Jewel, joined by Lifetime executives, delivered more than 12 million signatures to Congress calling for an end to the cruel practice of sending women home without a sufficient recovery period, sometimes just hours after their mastectomy.

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