TALK WITH AN ADVOCATE

SIA Legal Team’s free legal helpline assists people who have been, or are concerned they will be, investigated or arrested because someone suspects they ended their own pregnancy.

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS

Because many people who self-manage abortion want to know their legal rights, our website now offers some basic information on the law through easy-to-read resources and short videos.

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TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

We offer technical assistance and trainings to organizations to help them facilitate internal conversations and external statements or actions regarding the criminalization of abortion and Self-Managed Abortion. 

TRAINING

The SIA Legal Team will host individualized trainings on legal issues related to self-induced abortion with stakeholders in the repro health, rights, and justice communities.

SELF-MANAGED ABORTION AND THE LAW

In the U.S., people have the Constitutional right to abortion. There is nothing in the Constitution that says the state can punish you for doing your own abortion. In some states, however, some people who ended their own pregnancies have been arrested and charged with crimes. Some of those people have been convicted of those crimes and have served time in jail. Some had their cases dismissed. Laws are different from state to state. This video helps to explain the law.

Unfortunately, the U.S. criminal justice system treats people differently based on factors like race, income, and gender identity. Find out more about how this has affected people who have ended their own pregnancy.

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Questions about your legal rights and self-managed abortion? Contact our legal​ helpline.