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Leaked EMTALA Decision Nothing More Than Election Year Punt

June 26, 2024 | Press Releases

The decision leaked today, if accurate, is a cynical delay designed more to protect the political prospects of MAGA Republicans than the health of pregnant people needing emergency care. The Supreme Court had the chance — indeed the duty — to make clear that EMTALA (the Emergency Medical Treatment and…...

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Statement in Response to Arizona Supreme Court Ruling Banning Abortion

April 9, 2024 | Press Releases

The decision by Arizona’s Supreme Court to uphold a 19th century abortion ban in the state is horrifying and infuriating. There’s one person to whom most of the blame belongs: disgraced former president Donald Trump. We are hopeful that the people of Arizona will enshrine reproductive freedom in the state…...

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Provider Opposition to Reproductive Health Services No Longer Grounds for Refusing Care

January 9, 2024 | Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE We are grateful for the action taken today by the Biden-Harris administration to repeal the Trump-era Refusal of Care Rule. The old Trump rule, which was blocked by courts across the country, would have allowed health care workers to deny care to people who needed it under…...

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Election Denier Elected Speaker

October 25, 2023 | Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Mike Johnson has no business being in Congress, let alone being the leader of the U.S. House of Representatives. He was a leader of the failed effort to overturn the 2020 election and keep the loser in power. He is a rabid opponent of reproductive freedom and…...

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House Republicans Again Demand That Religion Be an Excuse to Discriminate

September 15, 2022 | Press Releases

Rep. Buddy Carter (R-GA) and 25 other Republicans in the U.S. House introduced a bill yesterday to give legal protection to pharmacists who refuse to fill prescriptions to which they have a personal objection. It is of course designed to deny service to women seeking contraceptives, medication abortion, and other…...

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These senators and representatives received an F for reproductive rights: Population Connection Action Fund Congressional Report Card

September 6, 2022 | Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE A new report by Population Connection Action Fund assigns a failing grade to every Republican in the House and Senate for their refusal to vote in favor of reproductive rights. The 2022 Congressional Report Card provides a snapshot of how all members of Congress voted on important…...

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Biden Signs Executive Order to Protect Abortion Access

July 8, 2022 | Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE President Biden’s Portrait We’re heartened by President Biden’s Executive Order today. The loss of abortion rights is a human rights disaster and public health catastrophe. We need the President and the entire administration fully engaged in doing everything in their power to protect access to care. Today’s…...

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Statement on Supreme Court Decision Gutting Climate Protection

June 30, 2022 | Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Today’s decision by the Supreme Court in West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency is disgraceful. Once again, a partisan majority of justices showed contempt for the citizens they’re supposed to protect. Once again, they threw their full weight behind the powerful at the expense of everyone else.…...

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Supreme Court Reverses Roe in Devastating Decision

June 24, 2022 | Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: The Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade is horrifying and infuriating and exactly what we feared when the Trump administration rushed three ultraconservative justices onto the bench. We feared this outcome when Mitch McConnell stole a seat on the Court for Neil Gorsuch. And when…...

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Leaked Supreme Court Draft Decision Is an Outrage

May 3, 2022 | Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The leaked draft of an opinion overturning Roe v. Wade is horrifying and infuriating. We feared this outcome when Mitch McConnell stole a seat on the Court for Neil Gorsuch. And when he ignored credible accusations that Brett Kavanaugh was a sexual predator. And again when he…...

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