Abortion Should Not Result in Jail Time

The Supreme Court is likely going to overturn Roe v. Wade – and some states are already using this as an opportunity to criminalize abortion care. 

Pregnant people themselves are being targeted and can face criminal charges. Even supporting a loved one or helping a friend get safe, effective, FDA-approved medication to self-manage an abortion could lead to arrest or even jail time

In Michigan, a 91-year-old abortion ban means that if Roe v. Wade is overturned, medical practitioners who provide abortion care could be targeted, arrested, and face jail time

Because of the racial double standard in our legal and health care systems, the risk of criminalization is even higher Black and brown people, immigrants, and other marginalized communities.  

The opposition’s goal is clear: stop abortion no matter what it takes.

But we can stop them. A different reality is possible.

NIRH is working towards a world where nobody faces prosecution for seeking health care, including abortion care. When people seek care they must be met with compassion and support, not punishment. 

Join us in creating a healthy and safe society for all of us!