Reproductive Health Care Rights and Access

Authored By: Pro Bono Net

Frequently asked questions

What are reproductive rights?

Reproductive rights include your ability to make your own decisions about birth control, pregnancy, when and if to have children, and your right to access reproductive health care services. Below are resources to help you find up to date information about your reproductive rights, including access to safe and legal abortion care. 

Is abortion still accessible in my state?

When the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade on June 24, 2022, it eliminated the constitutional right to an abortion. However, abortion remains legal in many states. For the most recent information about abortion access, laws and support in your state, visit:

Your right to receive other reproductive health care

In the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) launched a new website,, to provide accurate and up to date information about access to and coverage for reproductive health care. contains know-your-rights information about issues such as:

  • Your right to emergency care
  • Your right to birth control
  • Your right to medication
  • Your right to access abortion services 
  • Your right to access other preventative health services
  • Resources for those without health insurance

Reproductive health rights hotlines

The National Abortion Federation (NAF) operates a national toll-free, mutlilingual hotline to answer questions related to accessing quality abortion care. The hotline provides confidential consultation, options counseling, referrals, and information about current laws impacting abortion access in the U.S. The hotline offers services to everyone, regardless of their individual situation.

  • NAF Hotline: 1-800-772-9100
  • For more information or to connect with Hotline staff via chat, visit NAF's website.

In states where abortion is still legal, many state attorney general (AG) websites have posted information to help state residents and visitors with legal information and resources about accessing abortion. The National Association of Attorneys General has an online directory to find the AG website for your state or territory.  

The New York State Attorney General’s Office also launched a hotline. Visit the New York State Attorney General’s reproductive rights website to learn more.  

Other resources

National Advocates for Pregnant Women (NAPW) is a nonprofit organization that offers legal advice, assistance, and referrals for people facing legal action related to pregnancy or pregnancy outcomes. 

NAPW also maintains a list of referrals and resources for pregnant people who have concerns related to employment, child welfare, housing discrimation, access to services in jails and prisons, homelessness and other issues.

Your privacy rights

Under federal law, you have certain rights to protect your private medical information. To learn about your rights under HIPPA (the Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act) visit’s HIPAA for Individuals website


This resource is intended to answer general questions to help you understand your reproductive rights and options. You should talk to a trusted health care provider about questions regarding your reproductive health. 

Last Review and Update: Aug 08, 2022
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