Engaging Policymakers

In Washington D.C.

New House Bill Would Prevent Harmful Federal Restrictions That Deny Safe Abortion Services to Millions Worldwide

(PRESS RELEASE) New federal legislation was introduced today in the U.S. House of Representatives that would prevent future U.S. presidents from imposing a harmful policy barring any organization that receives U.S…

Senator Lindsay Graham Introduces Unconstitutional Federal Abortion Ban

(PRESS RELEASE) Today Senator Lindsay Graham led a group of anti-choice lawmakers in introducing a bill that would ban abortion in the United States at 20 weeks—a cruel and unconstitutional measure with only narrow exceptions for women with life-threatening conditions, rape survivors who…

Senator Murray Introduces Bill to Dramatically Expand Birth Control Access

(PRESS RELEASE) Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) was joined by over 20 of her colleagues today in introducing the “Access is Affordability Act”—a measure which would ensure oral contraceptives approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for over-the-counter use would be covered in health…

U.S. House Votes to Overturn D.C. Law Prohibiting Employer Discrimination Based on Reproductive Health Care Decisions

(PRESS RELEASE) Late last night, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 228 to 192 to block a D.C. City Council bill that would protect employees in the District from discrimination based on their personal reproductive health care decisions…

Human Trafficking Bill Passes Senate Without Expanding Restrictions on Abortion Services for Survivors

(PRESS RELEASE) Today the U.S. Senate voted to pass legislation intended to help survivors of human trafficking that retains harmful restrictions on abortion care for survivors…

Congresswoman Lujan Grisham Introduces Federal Bill Restoring Vital Health Care Services to Immigrant Women and Families

(PRESS RELEASE)—Women’s health advocates, health care providers, and immigrant’s rights leaders applaud Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01) for introducing the “Health Equity and Access under the Law (HEAL) for Immigrant Women and Families Act of 2015.” This groundbreaking legislation…

U.S. Senate Passes Medicare Bill with Abortion Coverage Restrictions Attached

(PRESS RELEASE) Last night the U.S. Senate approved a bill designed to change how Medicare reimburses physicians that includes harmful abortion coverage restrictions—despite laudable efforts by Senators who support women’s affordable access to reproductive health care…

U.S. House of Representatives Attempting to Attach Abortion Restrictions to Medicare Bill

(PRESS RELEASE) Ignoring the current gridlock in the U.S…

Senate Blocks Federal Bill That Would Have Denied Survivors of Human Trafficking Safe and Legal Abortion

(PRESS RELEASE) Today 43 Senators stood up for women’s reproductive rights and blocked passage of legislation intended to help survivors of human trafficking that would have denied women access to safe and legal abortion…