New York state first opened its doors to abortion care five decades ago, and three years before the Court decided Roe. The Reproductive Health Act codifies Roe v. Wade in state law, recognizing abortion — and the whole range of reproductive care — as a fundamental right. Yet when Roe falls, New York must go further to ensure meaningful access to abortion care for anyone who needs it.
THE WAY FORWARD
Abortion Access Roadmap
Four critical steps lawmakers must take to break down barriers to care, fully fund abortion access, and protect reproductive rights and justice.
The Supreme Court is poised to overturn Roe v. Wade. Nearly half of U.S. states will move to totally ban abortion if Roe is overturned — many states already have. Meanwhile, access to abortion and other reproductive care is already non-existent in many parts of the country — even for some people right here in New York. If Roe falls, New York's existing protections for abortion won't be enough to ensure access.
We must take action to make abortion access a reality for all New Yorkers now.
Contact Your Representatives
Tell lawmakers to break down barriers to abortion and pregnancy-related care in NY.
With Roe v. Wade in danger in front of the Supreme Court, and states already obliterating abortion rights and access to care, it is critical that New York take a stand now to protect and expand access to abortion in our state. Take Action: Tell your lawmakers to break down barriers to abortion in New York.
Your Rights to Abortion Care in New York
Find information on insurance coverage, your legal rights to care, and more.
Across the country, states are seeking to ban and eliminate access to abortion care. In New York, we are working to expand access to reproductive health care so that all people – both New Yorkers and those who need to travel to get care – can get the care they need in our state.
Click the button below to find information on when and why people seek abortion care, legal rights to care, details about insurance coverage requirements, and links to information on what to know before seeking care.
Find out about forums, rallies, and other events to join us in the fight for abortion rights and access.
The NYCLU and activists across the state will continue to fight for meaningful access to abortion care for anyone who needs it. Stay informed about opportunities to get involved.