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U.S. Government

All three branches of the federal government can have an impact on choice. The president and his administration can affect policies in several ways. Congress writes laws. The Supreme Court decides whether laws are constitutional.

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Tell Anti-Choice GOP Politicians: Rape is Rape

Anti-choice politicians in the GOP can't stop insulting women with disgusting comments about sexual violence that shows the truth: they don't trust women. Speak out against their remarks.

Tell Congress: Help Women in The Military Get the Birth Control They Need

More women are on active duty in the military than ever before, and they’re being deployed in challenging regions where it’s critical they get the health care they need to do their jobs. It’s time we as a country address this problem and make sure we improve access for these courageous women serving our country.

Featured Efforts

We Stopped Michael Boggs' Confirmation

Find out how we stopped the confirmation of anti-choice Michael Boggs to a lifetime position on the federal bench. Learn More »

Exposing Anti-Choice Crisis Pregnancy Centers

Anti-choice CPCs mislead and manipulate people facing unintended pregnancies. Learn More »

The President

President Obama can do a lot to affect pro-choice policies.

  • President Obama picks the people who oversee services important to women's health. He also nominates women and men to serve as judges on federal courts.
  • President Obama can use executive orders to change some policies. Just after entering office, he canceled the anti-choice global gag rule.
  • President Obama proposes the federal budget. Choice is part of many programs.
  • President Obama has the power to sign into law or veto choice-related laws Congress passes.

Learn more about the powers of the president (PDF)


Congress

Congress—the House and Senate—creates laws and spends money on many health programs. The Senate also approves people the president picks to serve as judges or in key government positions. Pro-choice lawmakers are outnumbered in both the House and Senate, and the House and Senate are under anti-choice leadership.

How Did Your Representative Vote on H.R.7?

The House passed a bill that would take away insurance coverage for abortion for millions of women. It would also tax small businesses that include abortion coverage in their health plan. Find out how your representative voted >>

Election Results

Congressional Record on Choice

Find out how members of Congress voted on choice-related issues in 2014.

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Federal Courts

Supreme Court justices and judges on lower federal courts affect women's lives when they rule on choice-related cases. To protect our rights, the president must choose judges who believe in the right to privacy.


News & Updates

Proactive Bill Introduced in Oregon

Pro-choice lawmakers in Oregon have introduced a bill that would ensure coverage for the full spectrum of reproductive health care.

Day of Action Across the Country to Stop the Bans

NARAL affiliates held press conferences and delivered petitions to encourage legislators to stop abortion bans.

14 African-American women who advanced the fight for civil rights and gender equality

In honor of Black History Month, we've put together a list of just a few of the countless African-American women who have led the struggle for civil rights and gender equality.


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