Pregnancy-related decisions are deeply personal, private decisions best left to the pregnant person, their family, and their doctor. Yet some politicians use their power to actively interfere.
Abortion is one of the most common medical procedures performed today, and it’s incredibly safe. But laws that make it difficult if not impossible for a woman to get an abortion if she needs one, particularly if she is poor, are increasing at an alarming pace. Since 2011, states have enacted more restrictions on abortion than they did in the previous 10 years combined. Extremist politicians continue to work to shut down reproductive health centers, cut off access to affordable birth control, and shame people who have abortions.
Through litigation, advocacy, and public education, we strive to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to make unrestricted reproductive health decisions and the ability to get the care they need. With your help, the ACLU stands ready to block efforts to take the decision to have an abortion away from people who need care.
Our work focuses on a range of issues, including protecting access to affordable contraception, protecting personal and private decisions related to pregnancy and abortion, and fighting pregnancy discrimination.