The Abortion Defense Network has launched
Six national reproductive rights legal organizations have launched the Abortion Defense Network, a new coordinated structure designed to meet the legal needs of abortion patients, providers, and supporters in the wake of Roe v. Wade’s overturning. Abortion patients, providers, and those who are working to help them are navigating a complex landscape with more legal barriers to securing essential reproductive health care and services.
The National Women’s Law Center, Lawyering Project, American Civil Liberties Union, Center for Reproductive Rights (CRR), If/When/How, and Resources for Abortion Delivery (RAD) created the network to meet the growing demand for legal advice, representation, and financial assistance. The Abortion Defense Network connects providers and supporters with attorneys who can provide advice and representation. Most services are offered pro bono. The network also offers connections to legal defense funds that may be able to cover fees and legal expenses. Abortion patients can also access support via If/When/How’s Repro Legal Helpline, which is connected to this broader network.
The Abortion Defense Network is open to any person or organization in the role of supporting someone seeking abortion care or anyone with questions about what anti-abortion laws mean for them. Learn more on their new website.