July 20, 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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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.  

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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! 

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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July 28, 2020

Tell Congress to Pass the Protect Access to Birth Control Act NOW!

Only July 8, 2020, the Supreme Court released its decision in Trump v Pennsylvania. The ruling allows employers to choose not to cover some or all methods of birth control. 

Contraception is basic health care. Period. We know it and you know it too, which is why we urgently need federal legislation. Tell your members of Congress to immediately pass the Protect Access to Birth Control Act. 

A graphic of a bullhorn and the words, "Some state lawmakers won't stop attempts to create obstacles for those trying to access abortion care. It's time to use your voice! Tell your members of Congress to pass the Women's Health Protection Act!"

July 7, 2020

It's Time to Pass the Women's Health Protection Act 

On June 29, 2020, the US Supreme Court affirmed constitutional protections for abortion care in the U.S. In a 5-4 decision in June Medical Services v. Russo. While we are relieved to know that women in the U.S. can continue to make decisions over their own reproductive health care, we know state lawmakers won’t stop their attempts to create significant obstacles for women trying to access abortion care.

That's why need you to speak up and tell your members of Congress to pass the Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA). WHPA would prohibit states from passing medically unnecessary regulations that single out abortion providers, protecting everyone’s power to decide, if, when and under what circumstances to get pregnant and have a child. Please contact your members now!

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June 9, 202

The public health crisis of Coronavirus is falling hardest on people already struggling to make ends meet and who are lacking access to the health care they need. Yet some policymakers have sought during these difficult times to ban abortion. Help us to push back on these harmful policies by telling your members of Congress that now is the time to give our communities the support they need, not abortion coverage bans. Go to our Action Center to find out how to contact your Congressperson.