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Federal Government

Access Fact

87 percent of U.S. counties have no abortion provider.


Source: Guttmacher Institute

Federal Political Information


  • President Barack Obama (D) is pro-choice.
  • Vice President Joe Biden (D) is mixed-choice.


  • The U.S. Senate is under pro-choice control.
  • The U.S. House of Representatives is under anti-choice control.


Abortion Ban

Federal law bans a safe abortion procedure.
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Refusal to Provide Medical Services

Federal law allows some health-care corporations and providers to refuse to provide women specific reproductive-health services, information, or referrals.
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Restrictions on Private Insurance Coverage of Abortion

Federal law restricts insurance coverage of abortion for some individuals.
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Restrictions on Women Who Receive Health Insurance from the Government

Federal law restricts insurance coverage of abortion for women who receive health insurance from the government.
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Restrictions on Women in the Military's Access to Abortion

Federal law severely restricts women in the military's access to abortion.
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Contraceptive Equity

Federal law requires health-insurance plans in the Federal Employees Health Benefits program that cover prescription medication to provide the same coverage for contraception.
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Emergency Contraception

A federal regulation allows adults to access emergency contraception without a prescription.
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Low-Income Women's Access to Family Planning

Title X of the Public Health Service Act grants federal funds to family-planning clinics that provide comprehensive reproductive-health services to low-income women, uninsured women, and women who cannot qualify for Medicaid.
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Protection Against Clinic Violence

Federal law protects women seeking reproductive-health care and medical personnel from blockades and violence.
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