Marcia Cross against "drive-through mastectomies"

January 23, 2008 11:39:51 AM PST
Marcia Cross can't imagine what it would be like to have a breast removed and be forced to leave the hospital the same day, so she's on Capitol Hill lobbying for a proposal to end these so-called "drive-through mastectomies."

Cross has come equipped with a petition containing 20 million signatures collected by Lifetime television on their web site. The petition supports legislation that would let a woman and her doctor decide when it's time to go home.

Cross says can't understand why the act has been in Congress for ten years without being passed. She's lobbying opponents today to see if she can change their minds.

She says she's "very optimistic" that with health care more in the forefront in Congress, "maybe this is the moment" that the proposal will pass.