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March 27, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), Chair of the Abortion Rights and Access Task Force, Pro-Choice Caucus Chairs Diana DeGette (D-CO) and Barbara Lee (D-CA), and taskforce leads Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), Judy Chu (D-CA), Jackie Speier (D-CA), Ted Deutch (D-FL), Norma Torres (D-CA), Suzan DelBene (D-WA), Julia Brownley (D-CA) and Katherine Clark (D-MA) released the following statement today after multiple state governments attempted to limit abortion services during the COVID-19 crisis:

March 10, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07), founding member of the Black Maternal Health Caucus, introduced H.R. 6129, the Justice for Incarcerated Moms Act, bold legislation to improve maternal health care and support for pregnant individuals who are incarcerated.

March 4, 2020 In The News

Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley, D-MA, whose district includes Randolph, chair of the Abortion Rights and Access Task Force, joined celebrities, abortion rights activists, and members of the Pro-Choice Caucus & the Democratic Women’s Caucus on the steps of the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) March 4 for a rally during the oral arguments for June Medical Services, LLC v. Russo.

February 12, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07), Chair of the Pro-Choice Caucus’s Abortion Rights and Access Task Force, celebrated the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s first hearing in over 20 years on proactive legislation to defend access to abortion. The hearing was centered on H.R.

September 30, 2019 In The News

On the 43rd anniversary of the passage of the Hyde Amendment, a key piece of legislation that restricts abortion rights for Medicaid recipients, Representatives Barbara Lee (D-CA), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), and Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) have announced the law’s days are numbered.

June 17, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07), chair of the Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus’s Abortion Rights and Access Task Force, sent a letter to Massachusetts state legislators urging passage of the ROE Act. The letter was sent ahead of a public hearing today on the legislation, which would ease restrictions on an individual’s right to make decisions about their reproductive health.

June 13, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), Chair of the Abortion Access Task Force; U.S.

May 21, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, in response to the restrictive and dangerous anti-abortion laws passed in Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Missouri, Arkansas, Mississippi, Utah and Ohio, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07)

May 9, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON  – During debate on HR 986, the Protecting Americans with Pre-Existing Conditions of 2019, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) introduced an amendment that would ensure that the 67 million American women and girls living with a pre-existing conditions would receive the services they need, when they need it, and without the looming fear of financial ruin. These pre-existing conditions include pregnancy, breast cancer and HIV, among others. H.R.