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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Extremist U.S. senators have already started talking about shutting down the government over their crusade to destroy Planned Parenthood. Make sure Congress knows this is unacceptable
If we don't act now, anti-choice politicians in the Senate could pass an abortion ban and take away this decision from women.
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
"It’s little wonder Rep. McCarthy would drop out of the race for House speaker this morning, given the dysfunction and paralysis caused by the extreme anti-choice minority in the GOP."
The House just passed a bill that could make it much more difficult for low-income people to access health care. If it becomes law, it would have a huge impact on Planned Parenthood and many other health-care providers.
"Today's anti-choice minority in the GOP is so extreme, even a staunchly anti-choice Speaker Boehner cannot withstand the pressure of trying to prevent them from sabotaging their entire party in the eyes of voters," said Ilyse Hogue.