Reproductive Justice

More on Reproductive Justice

October 2, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) applauded passage of House Resolution 1153 - Condemning unwanted, unnecessary medical procedures on individuals without their full, informed consent.

September 30, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) released the following statement on the House passage of H.R. 4996, the Helping MOMS Act, bipartisan legislation aimed at reducing and ending America’s growing maternal mortality crisis.

September 29, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – In an op-ed published yesterday in The Hill, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07), Chair of the Abortion Rights & Access Task Force of the Pro-Choice Caucus, Congresswoman Diana DeGette (CO-01) and Barbara Lee (CA-13), Co-Chairs of the Pro-Choice Caucus, and Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (IL-09), Chair of the Providers and Clinics Taskforce of the Pro-Choice Caucus cal

September 26, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) today issued the following statement on the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to serve on the Supreme Court:

September 25, 2020 Press Release

Text of Letter (PDF)

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07), along with Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus co-chairs U.S. Reps. Reps. Barbara Lee (CA-13) and Diana DeGette (CO-01) and eight colleagues, sent a letter today to Senate leaders urging them to abstain from voting on any Supreme Court nominee to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg until after the next President is sworn into office.

September 16, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) today joined Representatives Judy Chu (CA-27), Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), Jerrold Nadler (NY-10),  Zoe Lofgen (CA-19), and more than 170 members of Congress in urging the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Inspector General Joseph Cuffari to open an immediate investigation into new whistleblower allegations of mass hysterectomies being performed on women detained at the privately-run Irwin County Detention Center in Ocilla, Ga.

July 6, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) released the below statement following release of the proposed FY 2021 Appropriations bill for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and related agencies.

“For generations, the Hyde Amendment has restricted the constitutional right to safe and legal abortion care for millions-- disproportionately impacting our most vulnerable, low-income, Black, Brown and Indigenous communities.

June 16, 2020 Press Release

Text of Letter (PDF)

WASHINGTON – While the Trump administration has encouraged the use of telemedicine across the health care industry during the pandemic, it has refused to relax rules around medication abortion drugs, a move that experts warn may put both patients and providers at greater risk of contracting the coronavirus.