U.S. Federal Administrative Advocacy
The Center for Reproductive Rights holds federal agencies accountable in upholding and advancing reproductive rights and health.
Agency officials across the federal government implement and enforce laws, make funding decisions, collect and analyze data, and create rules affecting everyday lives across the country.
The Center for Reproductive Rights works to ensure that federal agencies protect, respect, and fulfill the human right to health care by holding agencies accountable and promoting policy changes that advance access to reproductive health care—and now that the Supreme Court has eliminated federal protections for abortion rights, holding agencies accountable is more important than ever.
The Center advocates for and against proposed rules and regulations, educates key stakeholders on the impact of federal policies and actions, makes policy recommendations, uncovers key documents and records, works to hold the Executive Branch accountable, and challenges unlawful actions and regulations in the courts.
The Center continues to work with the Biden-Harris administration to promote progressive policies that advance reproductive health care in the U.S. and around the world.
Federal spending by the Department of Health and Human Services in FY2019.
Positions filled by political appointees throughout the federal government who steer execution of the President’s agenda.
Comments submitted by the Center & partners opposing a Trump administration rule that attacked nondiscrimination protections in health care.
Explore highlights of the Center’s federal administrative advocacy.
FDA ends in-person requirement and allows retail and online pharmacies to directly dispense abortion medication to patients.
The administration’s actions are crucial as the Supreme Court considers the future of U.S. abortion rights.
Groundbreaking government-wide strategy will help guide foreign and domestic policy.
Action Center and Resources
The Center partnered to develop this report urging steps the Biden administration can take at the executive and agency levels to demonstrate its commitment to sexual and reproductive health, rights, and justice. The report is part of the Blueprint for Sexual and Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice. Read more.
Restoring Science, Protecting the Public: HHS Sexual and Reproductive Health, Education and Services
The Center joined with health and science organizations to issue this report outlining key actions the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services can take to restore principles of scientific integrity and return to a science-based approach to family planning and reproductive health. Read more.
A New Era for Women: The Biden Administration’s Vision on Health Care and Reproductive Rights, Ms. Magazine
The Center’s senior federal policy counsel outlines steps that the new administration can take to improve reproductive health and rights. Read more.