Abortion in America: How Legislative Overreach Is Turning Reproductive Rights Into Criminal Wrongs

This Report outlines current legal statutes that criminalize abortion and the impact overturning Roe v. Wade would have on laws to prosecute and incarcerate those providing, receiving, or assisting with abortions. It details the risk that, without protections provided by Roe v. Wade, many states can and will continue to pass laws that further inflame the national crisis of overcriminalization and mass incarceration. [Released August 2021]


Review appendices of relevant statutes from nine key states

Watch a brief presentation by two of the report's authors from the 2021 SCJN Conference (Aug. 20, 2021).

Watch the webinar Defending Women Charged with Crimes in Relationship to Pregnancy (June 2017)

Webinar with the Report Authors (Nov. 30, 2021)

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