Engaging Policymakers

In Washington D.C.

Letter to Kerry on Las 17 in El Salvador

Letter to Kerry on Las 17 in El Salvador…

United States Rejects Calls by U.N. Human Rights Council to End Harmful Restrictions on Reproductive Rights

(PRESS RELEASE) This week the United States government rejected recommendations from the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Norway, and Belgium urging the Obama administration to implement the Helms Amendment correctly—preventing women worldwide from accessing safe, legal reproductive…

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…