If you are being investigated, threatened with arrest or criminal charges, or charged with a crime for allegedly:
- having obtained an abortion from a doctor or other health care professional,
- having helped someone get an abortion, or
- having provided an abortion
we may be able to help you or help find a criminal defense lawyer to represent you.
The ACLU has a long history of defending both the right to reproductive freedom and the rights of people targeted by criminal punishment systems. We are a national organization with a presence in every state, D.C. and Puerto Rico.
If you have questions about your legal rights to get an abortion, click here to be connected to If/When/How's Repro Legal Helpline. If/When/How also offers criminal defense support for people who have sought or obtained an abortion.
If you are not being threatened with criminal charges, but have questions about your legal rights to provide or support abortion care, please click here and you will be connected to the Abortion Defense Network website.