Abortion Access in D.C.


Abortion is still legal in D.C., and it's up to us to keep it that way. 

Since the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, ACLU-D.C. and our partners have been working to protect and expand abortion access in the District. Take action and learn more below.

What to Know and Do About Abortion Access in D.C.

Here’s what you need to know about abortion in D.C., and what you can do to ensure that every person in D.C. can get a safe abortion when they need it.

Abortion Access in D.C.

Spread the word that abortion at all stages of pregnancy is safe and legal in D.C. If we stay informed, together, we will strengthen and deepen our commitment to protecting and expanding abortion rights in the District.

The Future of Abortion Rights in D.C.

Watch a panel discussion about what the overturning of Roe v. Wade means for our communities.

D.C. After Dobbs

The Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade, denying millions of Americans their constitutional right to abortion. But what does this mean for us in the District? Abortion has been protected in D.C. because, for decades, our communities have organized to ensure that anyone who needs an abortion can safely and legally get this critical health care. However, there is still work to be done to protect this right from current and future attacks.

How to talk to your pro-abortion friends and family about D.C. statehood

Talk to your friends and family about how D.C. statehood would protect and expand abortion access in the District.

How to Talk to Your Pro-Abortion Friends and Family about D.C. Statehood

With the Dobbs decision taking the federal right to an abortion away, D.C. statehood could protect and expand abortion care for all. But to become a state, we need your friends and family in other states to join our fight. Sign up below so we can send you your guide to talking about how D.C. statehood could expand and protect abortion access for all.

Fund Abortion

Your donations will make a real difference by directly covering costs that are prohibiting people who need abortions from accessing them right now.

Donate to Abortion Funds

With abortion now illegal across 26 states, people across the country in need of abortions will look to places like D.C. to provide them fundamental medical care. Many of them do not have the means to travel or fund their own abortions. This is especially true for communities with disproportionate barriers to care: young, poor, gender non-conforming and trans communities, and Black and Brown people.

For this reason, we recommend you give and give to multiple complementary organizations to make the most impact. Your donations to service providers will make a real difference, directly covering costs that are prohibiting people who need abortions from accessing them right now. Together, we can fight to preserve this fundamental right.