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.
The House passed a bill that would take away insurance coverage for abortion for millions of women. It would also tax small businesses that include abortion coverage in their health plan. Find out how your representative voted >>
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A Senate bill supported by both parties would help survivors of sex trafficking get their lives back on track, but anti-choice Republicans refuse to support it unless survivors are denied access to abortion care.
Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell wants an abortion ban included in a bill that would help survivors of human trafficking and has publicly announced he won't consider the attorney general nomination until that bill passes.
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
Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman hits the nail on the head when she asks why anti-choice Republicans who want to outlaw abortion also "refuse to ensure [women] have access to the care, support and resources to make [their children] productive members in society?"
"This bill advances a bad policy that harms women and families and should be rejected by the House," said our president, Ilyse Hogue.
Karen Finney explains how the bi-partisan bill to help survivors of human trafficking turned into a fight over the right to choose.