The decision to have a child or have an abortion is a deeply personal, private matter that should be left to a woman, her family, and her doctor. Yet some politicians remain obsessed with interfering. The ACLU of North Carolina works to ensure that every person can make the best decision for themselves and their family about whether and when to have a child without undue political interference.
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 woman to get an abortion if she needs one, particularly if she is poor, are increasing at an alarming pace. In North Carolina, extremist lawmakers have repeatedly attacked a woman's right to access a safe, legal, and affordable abortion.
Through litigation, advocacy, and public education, we strive to ensure that every person has the opportunity to make a real decision about whether and when to have children and the ability to get the care they need. Our work focuses on a range of issues, including protecting access to affordable contraception, protecting a woman’s ability to make personal, private decisions about pregnancy and abortion, and fighting pregnancy discrimination.