Since being sworn in as President, Joe Biden has pursued policies to expand access to family planning and reproductive health for people everywhere. His leadership, especially in the year since the Supreme Court stripped Americans of the right to legal abortion, has been essential.
He eliminated the Global Gag Rule and restored aid to the United Nations Population Fund. He undid the previous administration’s rule limiting funding to domestic reproductive health providers. His administration has sought significant increases in investment in family planning across the country and around the world. He directed the Department of Justice to protect the right to travel between states for reproductive health care and to ensure that health care providers follow the law guaranteeing emergency abortion care.
Reproductive health care programs are facing an existential threat from extremists in Congress and in state houses throughout the United States. We need a president who will stand with all of us in the struggle to defend and promote reproductive freedom. We need to reelect Joe Biden to the office of President of the United States.
Diana DeGette is a longtime champion of reproductive health and rights, and Population Connection Action Fund is pleased to endorse her for re-election.
Rep. DeGette, a co-leader of the House Pro-Choice Caucus, has been an outspoken leader on reproductive health and rights since she was first elected to the House in 1996. She is an original co-sponsor of the Global HER Act and the Reproductive Rights Are Human Rights Act.