Engaging Policymakers

In Washington D.C.

Beating Back the Bans

Instead of improving women’s health in any manner, laws that ban abortion at 20 weeks wrest fundamental decision-making rights from women and the health providers they trust and place them in the hands of politicians…

U.S. Senate Blocks Vote on Unconstitutional Federal Abortion Ban

(PRESS RELEASE) Pro-choice Senators voted to block advancement of a bill today that would ban abortion in the United States at 20 weeks—a cruel and unconstitutional measure with extremely narrow exceptions for women in certain circumstances. …

U.S. House Passes Harmful Measure Stripping Planned Parenthood of All Federal Funding

(PRESS RELEASE) Despite one in five women depending on Planned Parenthood in her lifetime, the U.S…

U.S. Senate Defeats Harmful Measure Stripping Planned Parenthood of All Federal Funding

(PRESS RELEASE) Pro-choice Senators blocked attempts to advance a measure today which would have stripped Planned Parenthood of all federal funding dedicated to providing basic health care services, including cancer screenings and contraception, to millions of low-income women, men, and young…

Hope for EACH Woman

Five hundred dollars. That’s about what it costs for a woman to exercise her constitutional right to end a pregnancy in the United States—not including associated expenses such as travel, child care, and lost wages…

Seventy-One Human Rights Organizations Call on President Obama to End Unnecessary Reproductive Health Restrictions That Harm Women

(PRESS RELEASE) As President Obama makes official visits to Kenya and Ethiopia this week, a broad-based coalition of leading domestic and global organizations are calling on him to put an end to the incorrect implementation of the Helms Amendment in order to save women’s lives and protect…

Mandatory Delays and Junk Science Among New Abortion Restrictions in 2015

 (PRESS RELEASE) Anti-choice politicians in states across the U.S…

A Vision of Health

The audience clusters attentively around her as she describes a morning two years ago—taping a catheter to the inside of her thigh, lacing up her pink running shoes, and assembling a binder of emails from hundreds of women. …

Congresswomen Introduce Historic Bill to Ensure Coverage of Abortion Services for All Women

(PRESS RELEASE) Congresswomen Barbara Lee (D-CA), Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) and Diana DeGette (D-CO) today introduced the Equal Access to Abortion Coverage in Health Insurance (EACH Woman) Act, a groundbreaking piece of legislation that would ensure all women have access to health insurance…

House Committee Advances Funding Bill Giving Employers, Health Care Personnel Free Rein to Discriminate Against Women Based on Health Care Decisions

(PRESS RELEASE) The House Appropriations Committee today voted along party lines to approve a funding bill with unrelated riders attached that would allow employers and health care personnel to refuse to offer essential reproductive health services and insurance coverage based solely on…