Federal Policy Agenda 2021-2022
When people have the power to decide if, when, and under what circumstances to get pregnant and have a child, they have the opportunity to pursue the future they want for themselves. This not only benefits individuals, but also supports shared goals around workforce readiness, family well-being, and maternal and infant health—and produces significant savings in publicly funded programs. However, not everyone has this power. We can build a system of support for people by providing equitable access to evidence-based sex education, high-quality reproductive health care access, and a sense of future opportunity.
If policymakers are serious about reducing public spending, strengthening economic competitiveness, increasing opportunity, improving the health and well-being of families, and reducing abortion in this country, then it is critical to support policies and programs that have been demonstrated to prevent unplanned pregnancy. This agenda summarizes Power to Decide’s federal policy priorities, which broadly fall into three categories: information, access, and opportunity.