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.
UPDATE 3/17/2015: The bill – Senate Bill 1564 – passed out of the Senate Judiciary Committee 7-2. You can follow its journey here. The ACLU of Illinois believes that everyone... Continue reading
Thirty-six years ago this week, the federal Pregnancy Discrimination Act was signed into law. The law protects pregnant workers from job discrimination, and requires that employers treat pregnant workers the... Continue reading
A recent New York Times article tells the story of Angelica Valencia, who asked her employer to accommodate her high-risk pregnancy based on her doctor’s orders. Since Ms. Valencia was... Continue reading
Progress Illinois published an article about the Be Bold Bus Tour which made its stop in Chicago on Friday, featuring ACLU of Illinois attorney Roshni Shikari addressing the harms of Illinois’ parental... Continue reading