When it comes to choice, elections matter.
President Obama has taken many actions to support choice.
He cancelled the anti-choice global-gag rule.
He nominated women and men with strong pro-choice records to lead important government agencies or serve as judges.
He ended government money for two failed "abstinence-only-until-marriage" programs.
In addition to President Obama, we worked with our allies in the 111th Congress to improve women's access to reproductive-health care. The U.S. House is now under anti-choice control. Pro-choice lawmakers are now more crucial than ever to stop an extreme anti-choice agenda.
- Congress voted to lift a ban that blocked Washington, D.C.'s local leaders from using locally raised tax dollars to provide abortion services for low-income women.
- Pro-choice lawmakers helped increase funding for domestic and international family-planning programs. That means more women have access to birth control and other basic health care, including cancer screening.
In each case, we made a difference.
- We mobilized activists and sent hundreds of thousands of messages to the president and Congress.
- We lobbied lawmakers and worked with them to stop anti-choice attacks.