The ACLU of Illinois works to ensure that all women are treated with fairness and dignity in all areas of society – and not as a second-class citizens. The ACLU of Illinois has worked for decades through the courts and legislature to create in Illinois an oasis for basic reproductive care in the Midwest. But the attack on basic access to reproductive health care, including contraception and abortion care remains constant. We believe each woman must be free to decide if and when to become a parent, without intrusion from politicians and elected officials blocking access to this care. The ACLU of Illinois also is working to protect expectant and new mothers from discrimination in the workplace.