NILC Publishes Know Your Rights Resource on Abortion Access for Immigrants

October 27, 2022

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NILC Publishes Know Your Rights Resource on Abortion Access for Immigrants

WASHINGTON — A new “Know Your Rights” guide for immigrants addresses common concerns and provides information on how to access abortion, particularly for people who are undocumented and other non-U.S. citizens.

The resource, published today by the National Immigration Law Center, follows the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey. The guide is available in Arabic, Chinese (traditional and simplified), English, Haitian Creole, Korean, Spanish, Tagalog, and Vietnamese. Amid a rapidly changing legal landscape for abortion access, the guide also uplifts additional resources so immigrant communities and advocates can stay up-to-date on access to reproductive care in each state.

Marielena Hincapié, executive director of the National Immigration Law Center, said:
“Everyone deserves autonomy over their own bodies and futures. Many immigrants already face significant obstacles to accessing abortion and reproductive health care, including travel barriers, inability to take time off from work, and lack of access to health insurance more broadly. Abortion is health care, and it is vital that everyone who seeks abortion care can access it safely and equitably.”

View the full resource here: KNOW YOUR RIGHTS: Abortion Access for Immigrants