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September 28, 2021
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Here at Power to Decide we believe that everyone has the power to activate and make a difference. Check back regularly for a new call to action. Make your voice heard!


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September 28, 2021

Rally for Abortion Justice

We believe in a future where all young people have the power to decide if, when, and under what circumstances to get pregnant and have a child. And we work every day to protect access to the full range of reproductive health services, including abortion. But right now, access to abortion – and the power to decide our futures – is at stake.

If you live in the DC area, consider joining Power to Decide on Saturday, October 2 at Freedom Plaza at 11 am to march for abortion justice. For more information about the rally in DC, you can find more information here. If you are not in DC but would like to participate, please go to map.womensmarch.com to see actions in your state. 


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September 21, 2021

Tell Congress to Pass the Women’s Health Protection Act

Nearly 500 laws restricting or banning abortion have passed across the country since 2011. The latest went into effect on September 1, 2021. The Texas law, SB 8, bans abortion after 6 weeks effectively overturning Roe v. Wade for people in Texas! The burdens of these restrictions fall hardest on people with low incomes, people of color, and those from rural areas who will struggle to access care outside Texas.

But the Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA) would block harmful laws such as Texas’ and ensure everyone has the access to abortion care they deserve. 

Ahead of Friday’s historic floor vote in the House of Representatives, contact your member of Congress today to tell them why you support WHPA and demand that they vote for the bill. 


 

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July 20, 2021

Everyone deserves the power to decide if, when, and under what circumstances to get pregnant and have a child. Yet, this ability is largely dependent on whether people have access to the information and reproductive health care they need. Last week, the House committee responsible for federal appropriations (spending) passed an historic bill that includes important investments in the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program (TPPP), the Title X Family Planning Program, and removes restrictions on abortion coverage.

The bill is now expected to head to the House floor soon and your Representative needs to hear from constituents like you. Please take a minute to urge your member of the House to pass this spending bill. 

Where a person lives and how much money they earn should not determine whether or not they have access to information and reproductive health care—including abortion care. When people can make decisions about their own reproductive health, including whether and when to have children, they have more control over their economic security. If you believe everyone should be able to live, work, and make decisions about their lives with dignity and economic security, please contact your member of the House now.  


 

June 15, 2021

Show your support for the Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA) ahead of tomorrow’s (Wednesday, June 16) hearing by the Senate Judiciary Committee—by asking your members to pass the bill.       

Since 2011, nearly 500 laws restricting and banning abortion have passed across the country, causing significant challenges. Those seeking care must often travel long distances, take unpaid time off from work, and find and pay for child care due to state-mandated waiting periods, unnecessary repeat visits, and forced clinic closures causing a lack of providers. And the burdens associated with these unnecessary requirements fall hardest on people with low incomes, people of color, and those from rural areas. This means abortion care is not accessible to everyone. The Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA) would fix this—and tomorrow’s hearing in the Senate is a critical step in the process. 

It's so important that your members of Congress know you support WHPA ahead of this hearing—please contact your members today

Then don’t forget to watch the hearing live tomorrow (Wednesday, June 16, 2021 | 2:30 pm ET ➤ Hearing: Senate Committee on the Judiciary) and use social media to continue to show your  support using the hashtags #ActForAbortionAccess and #WHPA! 


A call to action with an image of a megaphone and the words, "Tell POTUS to take immediate action and lift outdated restrictions on medication abortion!"

March 2, 2021

Medication abortion care is a safe, effective, non-invasive option for ending an early pregnancy. Despite its 20-year safety record, people still face barriers to obtaining it, even during the pandemic. Join us in our work to lift unnecessary restrictions on medication abortion care by signing a petition to urge the Biden-Harris administration to take immediate action to lift outdated restrictions on medication abortion care. 


December 1, 2020

It's nearly time for new state legislative sessions to begin. Learn where your state stands on a variety of factors that affect reproductive well-being, such as coverage for an extended supply of contraception, protecting contraceptive coverage, and pharmacist prescribing of contraception. And consider writing an op-ed or blog to raise attention on the issues and solutions in your state.

September 15, 2020

How can you make your voice heard? By participating! 

This year there’s lots at stake when it comes to ensuring everyone has the power to decide if, when, and under what circumstances to get pregnant and have a child. Check out the APs advance voting guide and read our blog on  how to ensure your voice is heard.

September 1, 2020

When one person's power to decide her reproductive future is threatened, the consequences can be devastating to us and to future generations. Watch The Fight Movie now to see just how the heroic ACLU lawyers work to protect our freedoms. A portion of ticket sales via this link will support all our work to protect reproductive well-being for all.