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This Week’s Urgent Action: Defend the Dreamers!

With Congress on recess from February 17 - 25, now’s our best chance to hold their feet to the fire to protect Dreamers.

Obama Administration Protects Access to Abortion for Californians

Today, the Obama Administration determined that California followed federal law in enforcing a longstanding policy that requires most health insurance plans to provide comprehensive coverage of health care services, including abortion. Notably, no health insurance plans have objected to California's policy that requires coverage of the full spectrum of reproductive health care, including abortion. It was anti-women's health activists who want to block women's access to safe, legal abortion who complained to HHS' Office of Civil Rights.
June 22, 2016

Donald Trump Meets With Anti-Abortion Extremists

Yesterday, Donald Trump met with some of the nation’s most extreme anti-abortion activists in the country to discuss their shared agenda of rolling back women’s reproductive rights and denying women access to safe, legal abortion and affordable health care, and to reassure them that he will appoint anti-abortion judges.
June 22, 2016

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5 Women’s Stories Show How Texas’ HB2 And Other TRAP Laws Hurt Abortion Access

Tiffany: "...I had to resort to buying an unprescribed [abortion] medication off a website... I took the medication without supervision of a nurse and ended up going to the ER for continual bleeding. It was extremely unsafe."
June 21, 2016

Potential Outcomes of the Supreme Court’s Biggest Abortion Case in Decades

Any day now, the U.S. Supreme Court will rule on a challenge to dangerous restrictions that have devastated access to safe, legal abortion in Texas. The case, Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, could further devastate on abortion access in the state.

June 21, 2016

Congress Blocks DC From Using Its Own Funds to Help Low-Income Women Access Abortion

You’d think a city with its own mayor that writes its own budget would be able to manage its own budget, but the way it works for DC is more like a “Mother, may I?” approach.
June 15, 2016

These 4 Types of TRAP Laws Are Dangerously Chipping Away at Abortion Access Under the Guise of ‘Women’s Health’

The width of hallways, paint colors, and janitors’ closets have little to do with actual patient care and more to do with shutting down abortion providers.

June 15, 2016

VICTORY: Court Protects Ohioans’ Access to Care at Planned Parenthood

Since July, politicians in 24 states have tried to strip women of basic health care, and in Ohio, they were just stopped in their tracks.
May 23, 2016

Oklahoma Governor Runs From Trump's Outright Anti-Abortion Agenda (But Still Restricts It By Back Channels)

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin just vetoed legislation that would have punished doctors for providing abortion –– a policy platform that Donald Trump supports.

May 20, 2016

Louisiana Governor Signs Law that Mandates Women Wait 72 Hours for an Abortion

Louisiana becomes the country's sixth state to require a 72-hour wait for a safe, legal abortion.
May 20, 2016

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Stand up to discrimination

The Trump-Pence administration just set up a new HHS office to promote discrimination. Tell them that we won't tolerate hate. 

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