A decision about having a baby or having an abortion is a deeply personal, private decision best left to a person, their family, and their doctor. Yet some politicians remain obsessed with interfering.
Abortion is one of the most common medical procedures performed today, and it’s incredibly safe. But laws that make it difficult if not impossible for a person to get an abortion if they need one, particularly if they are poor, are increasing at an alarming pace. Following the overturning of Roe, states have enacted more restrictions to abortion than they did in the previous 10 years combined. Extremist politicians continue to work to shut down reproductive health centers, cut off access to affordable birth control, and shame people who have abortions.
Louisiana's current laws have eliminated access to abortion with few exceptions and led to the closure of all clinics in the state.
We strive to ensure that every person has the opportunity to make a real decision and the ability to get the care they need. With your help, the ACLU will continue fighting for abortion access for anyone who needs the essential healthcare.