Reproductive Rights

Abortion. Birth control. Sex education in public schools. These are some of the most divisive topics in America. Collectively called “reproductive rights,” an individual’s ability to decide whether to reproduce and make independent, informed decisions regarding reproductive health is seen as fundamental, at least in the eyes of the law. But that’s not where the discussion ends. In fact, the extent to which states and the federal government can infringe upon an individual’s reproductive rights is a legal, moral, ethical, and even scientific debate that shows no signs of losing its intensity any time soon. This is the Reproductive Rights section of FindLaw's Family Law Center, providing information and resources to help you understand reproductive rights.