Reproductive Freedom

 

pinkladywebThe ACLU of Virginia protects everyone’s right to make informed decisions free from government interference concerning reproduction and whether and when to become a parent.

Here is our one-page fact sheet about the current challenges to reproductive freedom rights here in Virginia – Reproductive Freedom Project

 

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We want to hear from you! Email us at mystory@acluva.org to tell us why access to abortion matters to you, or share your experience of receiving care at a women’s health center in Virginia.

News & Commentary

ACLU of Virginia Statement Regarding Most Recent Attacks on Women’s Health

PRESS RELEASE: Tens of thousands of Virginia women rely on women’s health centers, including those operated by Planned Parenthood, for high quality, affordable health care services, including contraception, cancer screenings, treatment of STIs (sexually transmitted infections) and HIV testing, and access to quality abortion services during the first trimester of pregnancy. read more »

Twenty-Three Years and Counting: Abortion Access and the Anniversary of Planned Parenthood v. Casey

BLOG: When the U.S. Supreme Court established in Roe v. Wade that women have a fundamental right to abortion, it helped to ensure that women could control their own lives. This was a huge victory for women’s equality – by ensuring that women could control their own reproductive lives, the Court helped ensure that women could control their economic and social future. read more »

What is Bigelow v. Virginia and Why Does the Case Matter for Reproductive Freedom?

BLOG: Today is the 40th anniversary of Bigelow v. Virginia, a landmark ACLU case in which the Supreme Court of the United States first ruled that some types of advertisements—including advertisements for abortion services—are protected by the First Amendment’s guarantees of freedom of expression and freedom of the press. Bigelow, however, is not just about free speech. It was the first in a long line of Supreme Court cases dealing with states’ attempts to restrict women’s access to abortion services. read more »

The Good and the Bad of the 2015 General Assembly Session

BLOG: It’s a wrap. After four months of advocacy before the General Assembly and Governor’s office, we can finally report how Virginians’ rights fared during the 2015 General Assembly Session. We had some major victories, but also some disappointing losses. read more »

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In the Courts

Liberty University v. Lew (amicus)

Defense of Health Care Law Against Religious Objections read more »

ACLU v. Department of Health and Human Services

FOIA Lawsuit Pertaining to Reproductive Health Care for Undocumented Minors read more »

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