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.
Your Senators and Representative
Congressional Record on Choice
Find out how members of Congress voted on choice-related issues in 2012.
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After years of denying teens the facts about birth control, rates of sexually transmitted infections have reached epidemic levels. It’s a problem we can fix if enough of us tell Congress to make it a priority.
Help end a federal law that blocks servicewomen from using their own funds for abortion services at overseas military hospitals.
We picked up several pro-choice seats in Congress in the 2012 election, but there were still more anti-choice members of Congress than pro-choice ones. See the pro-choice and anti-choice composition of Congress.
News & Updates
An Air Force officer overseeing the service's Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program was arrested on charges of sexual assault. Soon after, a Pentagon report showed that there were an estimated 26,000 cases of sexual assault in the military in 2012.
Arizona Rep. Trent Franks (R) is capitalizing on the trial of Kermit Gosnell by attempting to push a bill through Congress that would ban abortion after 20 weeks for women in Washington, D.C.
Rep. Sean Duffy (R-WI) clearly hadn’t done his homework when he claimed NARAL Pro-Choice America has been “silent” about the Kermit Gosnell trial. We’ve been out front in condemning Gosnell.