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Jessica Arons

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Senior Policy Counsel



Jessica Arons is a senior policy counsel for the ACLU. In this role, she supports ACLU affiliates with policy needs; coordinates strategic initiatives; and works to leverage and integrate advocacy, litigation, and organizing strategies regarding reproductive health, rights, and justice. Most recently, she served as president & CEO of the Reproductive Health Technologies Project and director of the Women’s Health & Rights program at the Center for American Progress. She also worked for the ACLU’s Reproductive Freedom Project; James & Hoffman, LLC; the Supreme Court of Virginia; the White House; and the 1996 Pennsylvania Democratic Coordinated Campaign. She is on the advisory board of If/When/How and is a former board member of the ACLU of Virginia and the D.C. Abortion Fund. She received her J.D. from the William & Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law and her B.A. from Brown University.

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Other publications and media appearances can be found here: