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.
He ensured access to no-pay birth control for millions of women.
Even though the House is under anti-choice control, we've worked to stop attacks on our reproductive rights.
- 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.
- The pro-choice-controlled Senate defeated the Blunt Amendment, which would have allowed bosses to deny any contraceptive coverage to employees for personal reasons.
- Pro-choice lawmakers in the House helped thwart efforts to ban abortion after 20 weeks in the District of Columbia and voted down an attempt to criminalize doctors for the reasons women seek abortion care.
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.