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Jennifer
Dalven

Jennifer Dalven is director of the ACLU Reproductive Freedom Project. A lawyer with the ACLU since 1997, she has successfully argued cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, the New Jersey Supreme Court, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit. At the project, much of Dalven’s work has centered on protecting the rights of teens to access confidential reproductive health services. She was also a key player in the project’s challenge to the first-ever federal ban on abortion procedures.

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Forty Years After Roe, the American People Have Spoken. Will Politicians Finally Listen?

Forty Years After Roe, the American People Have Spoken. Will Politicians Finally Listen?

By Jennifer Dalven, Reproductive Freedom Project at 11:12am

Forty years ago today, the Supreme Court decided Roe v. Wade, the landmark case that recognized that a pregnant woman...

Why Are Michigan Politicians Adopting Ireland’s Deadly Abortion Policy?

Why Are Michigan Politicians Adopting Ireland’s Deadly Abortion Policy?

By Jennifer Dalven, Reproductive Freedom Project at 12:29pm

By now, most of us have read (and wept over) the tragic story of Savita Halappanavar -- the woman an Irish hospital let die rather than provide the abortion that she needed to save her life. News of her death has generated outrage across the globe…

Women Don't Care About Contraception?

Women Don't Care About Contraception?

By Jennifer Dalven, Reproductive Freedom Project at 12:31pm

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley said on The View that women don't care about contraception. That's news to me.

Use Birth Control? You're Fired!

Use Birth Control? You're Fired!

By Jennifer Dalven, Reproductive Freedom Project at 6:36pm

No joke: A bill pending in Arizona would give your boss the green light to fire you for using birth control.

Kansas to Pregnant Women: "A Little Lie from Your Doctor Won't Hurt You"

Kansas to Pregnant Women: "A Little Lie from Your Doctor Won't Hurt You"

By Jennifer Dalven, Reproductive Freedom Project at 12:54pm

If a Kansas bill passes, a doctor who opposes abortion could lie about prenatal test results so a woman won't have information that might lead her to decide to end her pregnancy.

Change Is A-Coming (Or, as They Say in Oklahoma, "If I Wanted Government in My Womb, I'd F*ck a Senator.")

Change Is A-Coming (Or, as They Say in Oklahoma, "If I Wanted Government in My Womb, I'd F*ck a Senator.")

By Jennifer Dalven, Reproductive Freedom Project at 1:32pm

I am so excited I am beside myself. I'm a long-time reproductive health advocate looking at politicians around the country lining up to make it harder for a woman to get birth control, to defund Planned Parenthood, and to set up demeaning and obstructive…

The Komen Foundation: Just the Tip of Iceberg.

The Komen Foundation: Just the Tip of Iceberg.

By Jennifer Dalven, Reproductive Freedom Project at 1:15pm

Last year, many states put politics before health and cut off funding for Planned Parenthood and other health care facilities that provide critical services for low-income women and men.

Celebrating Our Victories on the Anniversary of Roe

Celebrating Our Victories on the Anniversary of Roe

By Jennifer Dalven, Reproductive Freedom Project at 10:26am

Today's anniversary of Roe v. Wade is the right moment to take careful stock of our victories, what we can learn from them, and to recommit ourselves to demanding more.

A Dark Day for Women

By Jennifer Dalven, Reproductive Freedom Project at 4:57pm

Two states poised to completely ban abortion and Congress says no to abortion for rape survivors? Enough is enough.

One house of the Alabama legislature passed a bill that could ban all abortions, and a similar bill moved one step closer…

Standing Up For Women's Health 38 Years After <em>Roe</em>

Standing Up For Women's Health 38 Years After Roe

By Jennifer Dalven, Reproductive Freedom Project at 10:56am

Thirty-eight years ago today, the Supreme Court decided Roe v. Wade, the landmark case that legalized abortion and helped to ensure that women and their families could decide for themselves whether to have a child. Within just a few years of the…

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