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October 4, 2022
Since the Supreme Court's decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, states have sought to enact bans on abortion and restrictions on other forms of critical reproductive health care. This has threatened the ability of veterans living in states that ban abortion care to receive the care they need in their own communities. In response, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced its intention to allow VA physicians to provide the following to veterans and their eligible dependents: all options counseling, referrals, and abortion care in cases of rape, incest, and life endangerment.
All veterans, regardless of where they live, deserve comprehensive access to reproductive health care. Make your voice heard and submit a public comment in support of the VA’s proposal that would improve access to care.
March 22, 2022
Urge Your Senators to Fairly Consider Judge Jackson’s Nomination to the US Supreme Court
This week, the Senate Judiciary Committee will begin to consider the nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the U.S. Supreme Court. If confirmed, Judge Jackson will be the first African American woman to serve on the nation’s highest court. Judge Jackson presently sits on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, and previously served as a federal district court judge for the District of Columbia.
As we shared after President Biden announced Judge Jackson’s nomination, her background and experience—including her rulings protecting the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program—suggest that she understands the barriers women of color and people with low incomes face every day, such as accessing basic, reproductive health care. This is especially important given that this Supreme Court has signaled its willingness to revisit settled law and potentially roll back reproductive rights and health for generations to come.
Judge Jackson’s nomination is monumental, particularly for Black women and girls who may soon, finally, see themselves represented on the nation’s highest court. Moreover, it is another step toward having the highest court in the land better represent the country and the broad support for reproductive health care access that exists within it. On this Take Action Tuesday, we hope you’ll contact your Senators and urge them to fairly consider Judge Jackson as the next Supreme Court justice. You can find contact information for your Senators by clicking on your state name in the first drop down menu.
March 1, 2022
Urge Congress to Approve Crucial Funding Increases
Last week Congress passed a short-term spending deal—referred to as a continuing resolution (CR)—to fund the federal government through March 11, 2022, at current levels. This short-term deal includes level funding at $101 million for the evidence-based Teen Pregnancy Prevention (TPP) Program and $286.5 million for the Title X Family Planning Program.
The CR averted a shutdown of the federal government, but nearly five months into the fiscal year (FY) it’s important that Congress finalize an omnibus appropriations bill for FY 2022. Without it, the increases that the House and Senate have proposed for Title X and the TPP Program can’t become a reality. That’s why we need you to help us keep up the pressure on Congress.
Title X and the TPP Program experienced extensive attacks under the previous administration. The impacts of these coupled with the ongoing pandemic and inflation mean that funding increases are needed to ensure these programs can meet the needs of people who depend on them.
Please contact your members of Congress today. It’s important they hear from constituents as they work to reach a longer-term spending deal for fiscal year 2022 (October 1, 2021 – September 30, 2022).
February 22, 2022
Urge Your Senators to Vote Yes
In January, we marked 49 years since the US Supreme Court affirmed a legal right to abortion through Roe v. Wade. Nearly 50 years on, people across the country still can't access the abortion care they need.
What's more, the Court is currently considering a case that presents a direct threat to Roe v. Wade. If Roe falls half of the US states could act immediately to prohibit abortion entirely. We know that the right to abortion is not real if it only applies to a privileged few.
That's why we need to pass the Women's Health Protect Act (WHPA). WHPA would block abortion bans, reducing barriers to abortion care.
The Senate is scheduled to vote on WHPA on February 28 – and we need everyone to urge their senators to vote yes. Now is the time for your senators to hear that there's overwhelming support from their constituents to pass WHPA.
Please urge your senators to vote yes on WHPA. We cannot wait anymore.
December 14, 2021
Roe v Wade Hangs in the Balance
On December 1, the Supreme Court heard the most consequential abortion rights case in generations. The treat is real: Mississippi unabashedly asked the Court to overturn Roe v. Wade. That means the future of abortion access hangs in the balance. Half of US states are poised to ban abortion if Roe is overturned.
The impacts of abortion bans fall hardest on people of color, people with disabilities, people in rural areas, young people, immigrants, and people having difficulty making ends meet. This means that abortion care, an essential part of reproductive health services, is too often out of reach for many.
The Women's Health Protection Act (WHPA) would block abortion bans and ensure everyone has access to the abortion care they deserve. The House passed WHPA on September 2020-and now we need the Senate to act. Please contact your Senators today-even if you've already done so before-and demand a vote to pass WHPA. We need it more than ever!
December 7, 2021
Give $25 for 25 Years of Service
We’re celebrating 25 years of progress towards ensuring that all young people have the power to decide. But the fight to advance reproductive well-being is far from over. If we’re going to continue to meet and exceed our ambitious goals, we need your help.
Without donor support, we couldn’t have established a culture of following the evidence to find common-sense solutions. We wouldn’t have reached millions through our unique media partnerships and award-winning digital channels. And we wouldn’t have been able to support countless young people as they followed their intentions and achieved their dreams.
Join us to ensure that all young people have the power to decide if, when, and under what circumstances to get pregnant and have a child – today and for years to come.
November 16, 2021
Why Do You Say #ThxBirthControl?
Have you tried multiple birth control methods? Was the first method you tried perfect? Does your birth control manage your bad periods or make your acne better? Tell us your birth control story and help a young person feel less alone, cause a policymaker to think differently about passing a law, and help shift public opinion.
November 9, 2021
Ready to Shout #ThxBirthControl?
On Wednesday, November, 17, we're celebrating our annual #ThxBirthControl day across social media! To get ready for the day make sure to follow us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and TikTok. Plus, check out our giphy channel for fantastic new gifs that tell birth control thanks for all it does for us!