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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 Your Representative: Support the EACH Woman Act

The EACH Woman Act will help ensure every woman can make her own decisions about pregnancy, no matter how she's insured, how much money she makes, or where she lives.

Tell Senators to Stop the Abortion Ban

If we don't act now, anti-choice politicians in the Senate could pass an abortion ban and take away this decision from women.

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

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

Will the Supreme Court Hear Case from Texas Abortion Providers?

The Supreme Court temporarily blocked Texas' H.B.2, an anti-choice law designed to close abortion clinics by placing unnecessary, burdensome regulations on them. Providers in the state hope the court will now hear their case.

Congressman Goes After Feminists of Color

See anti-choice Rep. Tim Huelskamp's ridiculous claims about these outspoken activists.

Investigations of Planned Parenthood Find No Wrongdoing

Anti-choice legislators have used deceptively-edited videos attacking Planned Parenthood as an excuse to launch investigations of the organization. And the investigations are coming up empty.


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