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Reproductive Rights Task Force

On July 12, 2022, the Justice Department established the Reproductive Rights Task Force to protect access to reproductive services for women and young people with the capacity for pregnancy. The Task Force will monitor and evaluate all state and local legislation and enforcement actions that threaten to: 

  • Infringe on federal legal protections relating to the provision or pursuit of reproductive care; 

  • Impair women’s ability to seek reproductive care in states where it is legal; 

  • Impair individuals’ ability to inform and counsel each other about the reproductive care that is available in other states; 

  • Ban Mifepristone based on disagreement with the FDA’s expert judgment about its safety and efficacy; or 

  • Impose criminal or civil liability on federal employees who provide reproductive health services in a manner authorized by federal law. 

The Task Force will identify such actions and coordinate appropriate federal government responses, including proactive and defensive legal action where appropriate. Learn more.