Decisions about reproductive health and abortion are deeply personal and private, and are best left to individuals and their doctors. Since its founding, the American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina (ACLU-NC) has recognized that personal privacy and reproductive rights are among our most important constitutional rights. So much depends on our ability to decide—free from government interference—whether and  when to become a parent. However, all too often discussions about reproductive rights are mired in politics by lawmakers obsessed with interfering in our lives, rather than focusing on rights and health. The ACLU-NC is committed to upholding every individual’s right to reproductive freedom, including the right to access abortion and control their bodily autonomy.