The ACLU’s Reproductive Rights Project seeks, through litigation, public education and legislative advocacy, to make certain that all in our society have access to safe and effective contraception, sexuality education and information, reproductive technologies, prenatal care, childbearing assistance and safe, legal, and accessible abortion. We strive to ensure that women have the right to decide whether and when to bear a child and the resources to effectuate their decisions. We believe that these decisions should be made without government interference and that all people must have equal access to the information and resources necessary to make informed, independent choices about their reproductive lives. Because of our work, Illinois has become a destination for people throughout the country seeking quality reproductive healthcare and information without harmful government restrictions.
Copy-cat, extreme anti-abortion bills, similar to those adopted in Texas and other states, have been introduced in the Illinois House, paternalistically scoffing at the notion that women are capable of... Continue reading
Extreme anti-abortion advocates in the Illinois House this year introduced a pair of dangerous measures seeking to obstruct access to essential reproductive health care, including abortion. The measures replicate previous... Continue reading
Take Action! Tell your state representative to oppose these measures: Legislators asked to adopt measures previously blocked by courts Chicago — Despite a spate of federal court rulings blocking extreme,... Continue reading
Almost five years ago, the life of a man – a physician and father of four widely regarded as kind, compassionate, and dedicated to his patients – was abruptly ended.... Continue reading
This week marks the 41st anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in Roe v. Wade, recognizing a woman’s fundamental right to determine when, and if, to become a parent –... Continue reading
A human tragedy unfolds in Texas as a collision of patient rights, standard medical practices, and rigidly applied state laws battle over who controls death. According to The New York... Continue reading