In 2021 and beyond, policymakers must prioritize fact-based findings and the needs of the marginalized communities who bore the brunt of the Trump administration’s attacks in order to ensure sexual and reproductive autonomy and access for all people. The goal cannot simply be to restore the health care system to its 2016 state, but rather to make real and sustained progress in redressing long-standing injustices.

To help inform and guide these efforts, we highlight Guttmacher experts’ analyses and evidence-based recommendations for the Biden administration, as well as for federal and state lawmakers.

The First 100 Days: Biden-Harris Administration Must Use Electoral Mandate to Advance Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

As the United States looks toward a new federal administration, it continues to be gripped by overlapping crises: the COVID-19 pandemic, an economic recession, and deep-seated racial and social inequities. This analysis lays out priorities for the first 100 days of the Biden-Harris administration to center sexual and reproductive health and rights as part of a necessary response to these crises and as a way to help as many people as possible achieve reproductive autonomy.
Read the analysis (December 2020)

Reviving Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in the Biden-Harris Era

New leadership in the White House does not guarantee that sexual and reproductive health care and rights will be fully available to all. This new resource lays out recommendations for Congress and the executive branch to meet the needs of communities and populations that will be most affected by sexual and reproductive health policy decisions that lie ahead.
Read the analysis (November 2020)

President-Elect Biden’s Health Insurance Plan and Its Potential Impact on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

Guttmacher experts evaluated proposed changes to the U.S. health insurance system under President-Elect Biden’s health care plan. This assessment outlines the plan’s strength and weaknesses on sexual and reproductive health and rights policy issues.
Read the analysis (November 2020)

An Even-More-Conservative U.S. Supreme Court Could Be Devastating for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

The confirmation of Justice Amy Coney Barrett solidifies the anti-reproductive health majority on the U.S. Supreme Court. This analysis explores how the new Supreme Court threatens to roll back decades of progress that have been made for basic human rights and especially for sexual and reproductive rights.
Read the analysis (October 2020)