Resource: DOE V. ARPAIO


March 1, 2010

Women in prison do not lose their reproductive rights. Being incarcerated does not mean a woman gives up her right to have an abortion any more than it means that she gives up her right to bear a child.

The ACLU brought this legal challenge in 2004 after learning that Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio — “America’s Toughest Sheriff” — was denying women prisoners access to abortion care.

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Doe v. Arpaio