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Anti-choice candidates didn’t win by running on their beliefs – they won by running on ours. Tell them they'll be held accountable if they support any attacks on our reproductive freedom.

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Stories

Alicia, 35

At 19 weeks pregnant I found out my baby had spina bifida very severely. My husband and I went to a clinic a week later where we were harassed by protestors.

Marketia, 54

At 18 weeks during the fifth and six pregnancies birth defects that were "incompatible with life" were diagnosed

Anti-choice people try to stop women from choosing abortion by scaring them. They warp scientific facts to push their agenda.

The Challenge

What's best for women's health and sound science should guide our public policy. Sadly, anti-choice groups don't agree. They try to use the government and other programs to spread misinformation and attack science-based research.

  • For example, they try to convince women that abortion causes breast cancer. False.
  • They might also say that women who choose abortion develop a mental illness. False.

We know that scientific studies say that neither is true. Opponents of choice don't care. They'll say anything to attack a woman's right to choose.

Our Solution

Opponents of choice spread lies to scare women. Don't let their false claims go unanswered.

We can fight these distortions of science. Every time you hear a false claim about abortion, please share the facts.


Laws About Distorting Science

Summary of State and Federal Laws

Biased Counseling & Mandatory Delays

33 states have laws that subject women seeking abortion services to biased-counseling requirements and/or mandatory delays: AL, AK, AZ, AR, DE, FL, GA, ID, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NC, ND, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WV, WI.

  • 8 of these laws have been found fully or partially unconstitutional: AZ, DE, KY, MA, MI, MT, SD, TN.



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