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Forty years after abortion was legalized in the United States, access to care is getting more difficult for U.S. women. The Guttmacher Institute reports that 35 percent of U.S. women live in counties with no abortion services. This stands in contrast to countries such as Nepal, where Ipas and other partners have worked with the government since 2002 to ensure that services are expanding.

We Are DC: DC women need the right to their healthcare

Liberty, Justice and Healthcare for all.

Submit your photo to WeAreDC@choiceusa.org.
Please include your name and city and state where you vote.

The decision to have an abortion is a personal one; we don’t know each person’s unique circumstances, but we DO know that every woman should have access to the full range of pregnancy-related care, including abortion care, no matter what her income level, so that she can make the best decisions for herself and her family.

All 50 states may use their state funds to cover abortion services, but DC’s decision is overseen by Congress - and Congress routinely overrules DC’s own elected officials and withholds abortion coverage for women in DC.

We believe that Congress should respect DC home rule and that a woman’s ability to access the healthcare she needs shouldn’t depend on where she lives. If you agree, please join our photo petition by posting a photo of yourself holding a sign that says “We Are DC” and includes your name, city and state. We’ll deliver the photos to your members of Congress later this summer.

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The average cost of an abortion in the United States is $451, according to the Guttmacher Institute. For low-income women, that’s a significant percentage of their monthly income. Poor women in other countries face the same kind of financial barriers in accessing abortion care. In India and other countries around the world, Ipas is working with government and other partners to make safe services an affordable reality for women.