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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 Republicans: Stop Playing Politics with Human Trafficking Survivors

A Senate bill supported by both parties would help survivors of sex trafficking get their lives back on track, but anti-choice Republicans refuse to support it unless survivors are denied access to abortion care.

Tell Sen. McConnell: Stop Playing Politics and Start doing your job!

Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell wants an abortion ban included in a bill that would help survivors of human trafficking and has publicly announced he won't consider the attorney general nomination until that bill passes.

Featured Efforts

Exposing Anti-Choice Crisis Pregnancy Centers

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

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 »

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

Supreme Court Case Could Roll Back Gains in Health Insurance Coverage

If the Supreme Court rules the wrong way in King v. Burwell, it could result in skyrocketing premiums and an estimated 8 million more uninsured people.

You Won't Believe this North Carolina Bill

Anti-choice legislators are trying "to literally produce less intelligent doctors."

NARAL Pro-Choice America Hits Cornyn With New Ad and Calls to Thousands of Voters; Will Score Vote On His Amendment

Our new ad hits Texas Senator John Cornyn for playing politics instead of protecting human trafficking survivors with his amendment to the Justice for Victims of Human Trafficking Act.


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