Reproductive Freedom

 

The ACLU of Maryland works to protect everyone's right to make informed decisions free from government interference about whether and when to become a parent. Personal privacy and reproductive rights are among our most important constitutional liberties. We work to protect access to the full spectrum of reproductive health care and to ensure that the government respects and supports reproductive freedom.


 

Recent Activity

Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Pregnant Workers

News article, March 25, 2015

ACLU of Maryland played lead role in helping to pass state protections for pregnant workers

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Pregnancy Discrimination Case to be argued before U.S. Supreme Court

News article, December 3, 2014

No woman should have to choose between her job and a healthy pregnancy

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ACLU Stands Up for Pregnant Workers’ Rights at the Supreme Court

News article, September 11, 2014

Maryland Passed Law Protecting Pregnant Women Against Workplace Discrimination in 2013

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Supreme Court Allows Private Companies to Discriminate Against Employees by Denying Contraception Coverage

News article, June 30, 2014

Employers Allowed to Use Religious Beliefs to Refuse to Comply With Law Requiring Contraception Coverage

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Bills to Decriminalize Marijuana, Limit Location Tracking and License Plate Readers, and Restrict Shackling of Pregnant Inmates

News article, April 14, 2014

Governor O'Malley signs five ACLU priority bills into law

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Bill to Curb the Shackling of Pregnant Inmates Passes

News article, April 4, 2014

ACLU joins allies in heralding this bill to protect women from barbaric, dangerous, and dehumanizing treatment.

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ACLU of Maryland Executive Director to be Inducted into Maryland Women's Hall of Fame

News article, March 20, 2014

Ceremony at the Governor's Mansion in Annapolis

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ACLU of Maryland Announces 2014 Legislative Priorities

News article, January 8, 2014

Issues include taxing and regulating marijuana, stopping local police from enforcing civil immigration detainers, limiting email and cell phone surveillance, and ending the shackling of pregnant women.

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ACLU To Testify for Bill to End Shackling of Pregnant Women

News article, February 26, 2013

Practice is unhumane and dangerous

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2012 Legislative Priorities

News article, January 11, 2012

Issues Include Marriage Equality, Criminal Justice Reform, Social Media Privacy

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