The National Institute for Reproductive Health Action Fund, a 501(c)(4) organization, conducts legislative and political advocacy to protect and advance reproductive health, rights, and justice and supports partner advocacy in states and cities nationwide.
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How Much Time Should She Do?

In response to Donald Trump’s remarks advocating jail time for women who have abortions, the National Institute for Reproductive Health Action Fund released a video ad asking if a woman is jailed for having an abortion, how much time should she do?
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In these statements, Donald Trump admitted what the anti-choice movement has tried to hide all along — instead of providing women with safe, supported access to reproductive health care, they want to ban all abortion and treat women who have abortions like criminals.
Other anti-choice politicians and movement leaders are tripping over themselves to publicly condemn Donald Trump’s remarks. But their protests ring hollow given that they share his goal of banning abortion and overturning Roe v. Wade. Don’t be fooled: Trump’s words are the logical outcome of banning abortion.

Women Are Already Being Punished

Since Roe v. Wade was decided in 1973, states have passed more than 1,000 laws against abortion. Just since 2010, states have enacted 334 anti-abortion laws, with more being passed almost every day.
Some elected officials say they would not punish women for having an abortion – but legislators and laws across the country already shame, pressure, and punish women who have decided to have an abortion.
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The map below shows the extent to which a state has enacted one of types of abortion restrictions that affect virtually every woman who seeks an abortion there. These laws affect whether a woman must delay her abortion, if she is subjected to medically inaccurate information and tests she may not need, and to what degree her insurance is banned from covering the procedure, as well as whether clinics and physicians who provide abortions must meet medically unjustified building standards and contracts with local hospitals.