The ACLU of Virginia works to protect every woman’s right to make their own decisions free from government interference concerning whether and when to become a parent. The decision to have an abortion is deeply personal, and is best left to a woman, her family, and her doctor, without the undue influence of politicians or special interest groups. We strive to secure and expand meaningful access to abortion services and availability of comprehensive reproductive health care service that help ensure economic freedom, including contraception and prenatal care.
 
In spite of the constitutional guarantee to safe and legal abortion services established by Roe v. Wade in 1973, there has been a nationwide attack on reproductive freedom. Legislators in Virginia continue to target abortion providers and women’s healthcare facilities in an effort to limit women’s access to abortion. This includes requiring women to navigate through a series of medically unnecessary obstacles, such as waiting periods, ultrasounds, restricted insurance coverage, building requirements, and more.   
 
Did you know?
Abortion is one of the safest medical procedures performed today. It’s 99 percent safe, according to the Centers for Disease Control.
Nearly 1 in 3 women will have an abortion in her lifetime.
Six out of every 10 women who have abortions are already mothers.
 

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