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We all deserve the freedom to make our own decisions about our bodies, lives, and futures without barriers or political interference.  

But anti-abortion extremists have long sought to undermine these freedoms. Politicians like Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell paved the way for the Supreme Court to wrongfully take away our federal constitutional right to abortion in 2022, resulting in the significant public health and legal crises that are currently impacting our entire country.  

Since the Supreme Court’s unjustified decision overturning Roe v. Wade, cruel and oppressive abortion bans have gutted abortion access across the country and put the health and safety of millions of women and girls at risk. 

These bans take away our fundamental right to make our own decisions about our lives, bodies, and health. They also make it harder for people to get lifesaving medical care for miscarriages, ectopic pregnancies, and other pregnancy complications. In some places, providers are fleeing states with abortion bans because of the treacherous working conditions, worsening our maternal health care crisis.  

And the Supreme Court, which is stacked with extremist justices handpicked by anti-abortion advocates, is on the verge of ruling on two more major abortion cases. 

One could deny emergency care to pregnant people, allowing a pregnant person to die or suffer horrifying trauma and pain, rather than getting the emergency abortion care they urgently need. 

The other case before the Court is an attempt to severely limit access to mifepristone—a safe and effective medication that is used in over 60% of all abortions in the United States—based on debunked junk science.  

These extremist politicians and judges have stated clearly that they won’t stop there. This is a part of their broader authoritarian agenda to ban abortion nationwide, eliminate access to birth control, end fertility services, and more.  

But these attacks on our freedoms are deeply unpopular. The vast majority of Americans support protecting abortion rights and are outraged by extremists’ efforts to undermine our bodily autonomy.  As a part of that majority, we know what’s at stake, and we’re fighting back.  

Since the Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe, voters across the country from Ohio to California to Kansas have strongly stood up for abortion rights. And voters have done this in the face of anti-abortion extremist attacks on the voting process and other democratic processes. And we aren’t stopping until abortion is available and accessible for everyone in their communities without stigma or shame. The National Women’s Law Center Action Fund, and the entire movement for abortion access, remain resilient and determined. 

Let’s show these anti-abortion politicians that we will not stand by as they rip away our rights and ban critical health care. Together, we have the power to take back our freedoms and restore, protect, and expand abortion rights and access nationwide.  

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Our 2024 Reproductive Freedom Policy Agenda:

  • 1.

    Create new federal laws that ensure your right and access to abortion do not depend on where you live or how much money you make.

  • 2.

    Create federal protections for fertility care to prevent extremists from eliminating access to fertility care as they have done to abortion care.

  • 3.

    Enforce existing rights that ensure people can get emergency abortion care at hospitals.

  • 4.

    Make sure our federal budgets fully fund reproductive health care, including birth control and abortion care, and eliminate the Hyde and Weldon amendments.

  • 5.

    Eliminate all federal barriers to abortion care, including policies that embolden providers to refuse patient care based on their religious or personal beliefs, not based on what is best for the patient’s health and circumstances

Questions to ask federal candidates:

  • 1.

    Will you promise to work to create a new federal right to abortion, and do you support abolishing the filibuster to get it enacted?

  • 2.

    Will you promise to make restoring the federal right to abortion your first priority in the 119th Congress?

  • 3.

    Do you promise to guarantee our federal budget ensures affordable and available reproductive health care, including birth control and abortion care?

  • 4.

    How are you responding to attacks on abortion care in your state? Can you commit to using the power of your office to ensure those seeking, providing, or supporting abortion care have the resources they need?

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