Americans across the country — in red, blue, and purple states — support reproductive freedom and candidates would be wise to make clear their commitment to ensuring every woman can make her own decisions about how, if, and when to raise a family.
The Facts on Reproductive Freedom
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State Legislators Are No Longer Trying To Hide The Ultimate Goal Of The Anti-Choice Movement: To Criminalize Women For Having Abortions
In a recent cascade of extreme anti-choice bills in the states, anti-choice state legislators have become far bolder about their intent to criminalize women who have abortions and doctors who provide care.
The Far Right’s New “Extremist” Narrative Highlights Their Tenuous Position In The Debate On Reproductive Freedom
The culmination of a more than 40-year campaign by anti-choice activists to shift the balance of the Supreme Court decidedly against Roe v. Wade, Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation flipped the script for the conservative movement in the abortion debate.
Recent polling has shown that this outright assault on abortion access is backfiring. Polling clearly shows that the vast majority of Americans support legal access to abortion and do not want extreme bans on abortion, and the 2020 Democratic field reflects mainstream American values on this key issue.
Disinformation, charged rhetoric, and false information are flying around abortion—especially the rare cases of abortion later in pregnancy—and post-birth palliative care.
Republicans, led by President Trump, have been making false and incendiary claims about abortions that are performed later in pregnancy and post-birth palliative care.
A recent poll conducted by Public Policy Polling on behalf of NARAL Pro-Choice America found that a majority of voters are more likely to support elected officials in the next election if they work to advance legislation that will protect Roe v. Wade and prevent the criminalization of abortion.
Pro-choice measures enacted during 2018 cover wide-ranging topics, from measures to improve contraceptive access, including requirements that health-insurance plans cover 12 months of contraception at once, to policies that promote healthy childbearing, to measures that protect pregnant women in the workplace.
Susan Collins Intentionally Misled the Public about Kavanaugh: She Must be Held Accountable for Kavanaugh’s War on Roe
Throughout Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination process, Senator Susan Collins intentionally misled the public by saying that Kavanaugh did not pose a threat to Roe v. Wade’s protections for women and families.
Americans across the country support reproductive freedom.
It’s no secret that President Trump uses extreme policies and statements to distract from his ongoing scandals and failures. Often, these extreme diversionary tactics aim at undermining abortion rights and blocking abortion access.
Amidst a wave of political violence, and in the wake of the tense Kavanaugh hearings, President Trump has increasingly framed his political opponents as “evil” people engaged in a war against him.
New Poll: Suburban Women in Key Swing Districts Are More Likely to Vote for Candidates that Support Reproductive Freedom
A recent poll conducted by Public Policy Polling on behalf of NARAL Pro-Choice America found that a majority suburban women in key Congressional districts support abortion access, and are more likely to vote for candidates that will protect reproductive freedom.
Following pressure from several senators, the Trump administration authorized the FBI to investigate allegations that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh had committed sexual assault.
While Republican lawmakers in states across the country rush to pass extreme abortion bans, reproductive freedom advocates have the critical task of amplifying the real story:
Anti-Choice Leaders Celebrated With Kavanaugh, Declaring His Confirmation A Victory In Their Fight To End Abortion
After dropping at least $16 million and spending weeks lobbying in support of Kavanaugh’s nomination, anti-choice groups celebrated Kavanaugh’s confirmation as a major win for the antichoice movement.
Senate Republicans Have Acted In Bad Faith When Evaluating The Credible Sexual Assault Allegations Against Brett Kavanaugh
From The Beginning, The Republican Establishment Ran A Coordinated Campaign To Bolster Kavanaugh And Discredit Dr. Blasey Ford
Disinformation, charged rhetoric, and false information are flying around abortion—especially the rare cases of abortion later in pregnancy—and post-birth palliative care. To rebut these claims, research shows that the most effective value we can communicate is that of supporting parent.
Even After Multiple Credible Accusations, Top Anti-Choice Advocacy Organizations Stand By Kavanaugh At All Costs
The GOP has now shown their willingness to do anything—including ignore multiple sexual assault allegations against Brett Kavanaugh and allow survivors of sexual assault to be degraded and even attacked—in order to put Kavanaugh on the bench since he is a sure-fire vote to gut Roe, criminalize abortion, and punish women.
Senators Who Claim to be Allies to Women Cannot Vote to Confirm Brett Kavanaugh in Light of New Sexual Assault Allegations
In light of breaking reports that Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted Christine Blasey Ford, NARAL Pro-Choice America has compiled the information below detailing how Senators have publicly condemned sexual assault and, in some cases, supported legislation to protect women and victims of sexual violence.
Every conservative nominee to the Supreme Court since Clarence Thomas has been compared to an umpire as part of a carefully-orchestrated GOP messaging strategy.
A new Public Policy Polling survey finds that a majority of voters in Kentucky (59%) believe abortion should be legal and that the government should not prevent a woman from making the decision whether or not to have an abortion for herself.
Kavanaugh’s Conservative, Anti-Choice Backers Have Not Been Able To Translate Their Millions Into Grassroots Energy
Brett Kavanaugh is an incredibly unpopular Supreme Court pick whose polling numbers have been consistently underwater and are still falling. Anti-choice and conservative groups are spending over $30 million to prop up his failing campaign.
As the anti-choice GOP continues to use backdoor tactics to roll back our fundamental rights, polling shows that voters are overwhelmingly with us and reject their agenda handily.
For decades, anti-choice organizations based in the U.S. have been working to preserve Ireland’s 8th Amendment of its constitution, which effectively bans abortion, showcasing just how far these groups will go to try to strip women -- not just in the U.S., but also abroad -- of their right to make decisions about their own bodies, future...
Pro-choice measures enacted during 2017 cover wide-ranging topics, from measures to improve contraceptive access, including requirements that health-insurance plans cover 12 months of contraception at once, to policies that promote healthy childbearing, to measures that protect pregnant women in the workplace.
Support for women’s rights and reproductive freedom play an important role in 80% of Californians’ electoral decisions, with women ranking them as one of the the three most important issues affecting their vote in the gubernatorial and other elections.
The anti-choice movement has spent decades finding new ways to insinuate themselves into our government, our policies, and our politics. They’ve been working tirelessly to build political power and pursued small victories that help stack the deck in their favor.
This report summarizes the state of women's access to reproductive-health care nationwide, including legislation enacted in the states in 2016.
A new NARAL Pro-Choice America and Planned Parenthood Action Fund survey in four key Senate battleground states demonstrates that voters support women’s reproductive health, want to support candidates who do as well , and will vote on the issue.
How many members of Congress and governors support and oppose reproductive freedom? Find out where this stands now and how it changed from the before the 2016 elections.
A summary of recent public opinion polls on reproductive health care.
68.7% of respondents agreed with the statement, “I believe having an abortion is morally acceptable and should be legal,” or “I am personally against abortion for myself and my family, but I don’t believe government should prevent a woman from making that decision for herself.”
Learn about important Supreme Court cases related to reproductive freedom.