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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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Supreme Court will Hear Case on Abortion Restrictions

The Supreme Court announced that it will take up a once-in-a-generation case on abortion access. Say you'll stand on the side of reproductive freedom as this case heads to the highest court in the land.

Tell Department of Justice: Investigate Clinic Violence as Domestic Terrorism

Add your name to tell the Department of Justice to direct the FBI to investigate attacks on doctors' offices and women's health clinics as domestic terrorism.

Featured Efforts

Fighting discrimination in Washington D.C.

For the first time in 23 years, anti-choice members of Congress, led by Ted Cruz, are trying to overturn two non-discrimination laws passed by the D.C. City Council. 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—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.

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

NARAL Responds To The Shooting At Planned Parenthood in Colorado

Providing women's health care shouldn't be at personal risk of physical and mental harm. Our thoughts and prayers are with our colleagues at Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, law enforcement, first responders, and all the victims in Colorado Springs.

NARAL Pro-Choice America Responds to Supreme Court Taking The Texas Abortion Care

"This case represents the greatest threat to women’s reproductive freedom since the Supreme Court decided Roe vs. Wade over 40 years ago."

U.S. Supreme Court Must Lay ACA Contraceptive Coverage Issue to Rest

We will not tolerate any institution exercising control over women's bodies. This isn't a debate, it's the law and the Court should rule in favor of protecting the contraceptive coverage benefit of the Affordable Care Act.

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