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. Right now, pro-choice lawmakers are outnumbered in both the House and Senate, and the House currently has anti-choice leadership. In January, Republican leaders who are anti-choice will take over the Senate, too.
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Congressional Record on Choice
Find out how members of Congress voted on choice-related issues in 2014.
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If we don't act now, anti-choice politicians in the Senate could pass an abortion ban and take away this decision from women.
Don't let anti-choice members of Congress overturn two non-discrimination laws passed by the D.C. City Council.
Right now, pro-choice lawmakers are outnumbered in both the House and Senate, and both have anti-choice leadership. See the pro-choice and anti-choice composition of Congress.
News & Updates
See anti-choice Rep. Tim Huelskamp's ridiculous claims about these outspoken activists.
For decades after Roe v. Wade, advocates and the media have settled on a sanitized lexicon to describe the debate. The thought of using the actual word for what was actually being debated – abortion – simply failed the branding test for both camps.
A Republican-led bid to strip Planned Parenthood of federal funding failed in the Senate on Monday, as expected. The vote was 53-46, falling short of the 60 the measure needed to advance.