More than forty years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court decided Roe v. Wade, the landmark case that secured a woman’s right to abortion. Since then, extremist politicians have been trying to take that decision out of a woman’s hands.
In some states, politicians are pushing through laws that ban most abortions. In others, they are doing everything they can to shut down the health centers that many women rely on for basic reproductive health services, including abortion care. Some politicians are even trying to end programs that provide birth control, putting women at high risk for unplanned pregnancy.
The ACLU works every day to stop this attack on reproductive freedom. We may not all feel the same way about abortion, but we can agree that deciding whether and when to become a parent is one of the most private and important decisions a person can make. It is time for politicians to stop interfering and to stop playing politics with women’s health care.
- InfographicAugust 4, 2014
- CaseMay 23, 2013
Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky, Inc., v. Commissioner, Indiana State Department of Health et al.CaseAugust 22, 2013
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Maricopa County Branch, National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum vs. Tom Horne, et al.CaseMarch 12, 2014
- Know Your RightsFebruary 16, 2010
- Legal DocumentAugust 28, 2015
- Blog Post - Speak FreelyAugust 3, 2015
Coalition letter to House Appropriations Committee urging members to oppose FY16 riders that restrict access to abortion for women in ICE detentionLetterJuly 14, 2015
- LetterJuly 14, 2015
- Blog Post - Washington MarkupJuly 8, 2015
State Court Bars Enforcement of Florida 24-Hour Abortion Mandatory Delay Law, 1 Day Before Set to Go into EffectNews/Press ReleaseJune 30, 2015