Reproductive Rights

1. AbortionPositive pregnancy test

If you are pregnant, you have the right to an abortion up until the time the fetus becomes viable*, and the government may not place significant** restrictions on your ability to do so.1U.S. Constitution, 14th amendment (due process clause); Roe v Wade (1973); Planned Parenthood v Casey (1992)

*A fetus is legally considered viable when it is able to survive outside the womb; usually this means in the third trimester (or after 6 months).

**Just how significantly a law restricts the right to an abortion is one of the main issues people and courts argue about.

2. Contraception

Health insurance must generally cover contraceptives for women, although employers with religious objections are exempt.

The government may not ban the use of contraceptives.2Griswold v CT

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