The Policy Department at NARAL Pro-Choice America and NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation researched and wrote this study. The Policy Department staff for the 2014 edition of Who Decides? The Status of Women's Reproductive Rights in the United States includes: Vice President for Policy Donna Crane; Deputy Policy Director/General Counsel Lissy Moskowitz; Senior Policy Representative Leslie McGorman; Policy Representatives Vanessa Wellbery and Nick Wunder; Policy Aide Maggie Jo Buchanan; Policy Assistants Darcy Dodd and Angela Gentile; and interns Megan Bowles and Emily Eaton.
President Ilyse Hogue, along with the board of directors of NARAL Pro-Choice America and NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation, provided support and encouragement. Our state affiliates and coalition partners, including the American Civil Liberties Union and affiliates, Planned Parenthood Federation of America and affiliates, the Family Planning Council of Iowa, Family Planning Association of Maine, South Carolina for Healthy Families, and the Illinois Choice Action Team, provided valuable information. Countless others, particularly in state Medicaid offices and courts across the country, patiently answered requests for documents and information. We also appreciate the continued fine work of our graphic designers, Do Good Design, and our printer, Mount Vernon Printing.
The generous financial support of the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation made this report possible. NARAL Pro-Choice America and NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation assume sole responsibility for the content of the 23rd edition of Who Decides?.
Who Decides? The Status of Women's Reproductive Rights in the United States is strictly for informational purposes and does not constitute legal services or representation. For legal advice, a practicing attorney who has a thorough knowledge of current law in the state or locality and who is informed about all relevant details of the situation should be consulted.
NARAL Pro-Choice America and NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation do not guarantee the accuracy of the contents of this book. Laws change, often rapidly, and interpretations of statutes may vary. Legislation may have been acted upon, or cases decided, after the date this book went to press. Systematic bill- and case-tracking concluded on November 6, 2013.
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