The Reproductive Health Act says that all people, including those in prison and jail, have the right to make decisions about their own bodies and reproductive health, including the fundamental right to use or refuse reproductive healthcare.
This means that when you’re in prison or jail, you still have the right to make decisions about your own body. These rights are a little different depending on whether you are in a state prison, Cook County Jail, or a different county jail. No matter where you are, jails and prisons can’t prevent you from making decisions about your own body, like whether to take birth control pills and whether to continue a pregnancy or have an abortion.
What do these rights mean?
Having the rights listed here means that jails and prisons can’t punish or threaten you for making decisions about your body. It also means that if you have a right to a service or medications, the jail or prison has to provide you with that service or medications (like prenatal care and contraceptives).
If your reproductive rights have been violated, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.