Political Info and Laws in Brief
- Mayor Vincent Gray (D) is pro-choice.
- The District of Columbia Council is pro-choice.
Refusal to Provide Medical Services
The District of Columbia allows certain individuals or entities to refuse to provide women specific reproductive-health services, information, or referrals.
Restrictions on Low-Income Women's Access to Abortion
The District of Columbia restricts low-income women's access to abortion.
Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers (TRAP)
The District of Columbia prohibits certain qualified health-care professionals from providing abortion care.
District of Columbia law improves women's access to emergency contraception (EC).
Protection Against Clinic Violence
The District of Columbia protects women seeking reproductive-health care and medical personnel from blockades and violence.