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Government Surveillance, Privacy & Data, Reproductive Rights

PRESS RELEASE: CDT-Led Coalition of 50+ Rights Groups Urges White House to Ensure Federal Support for Local Police Isn’t Used for Abortion Investigations & Prosecutions

(WASHINGTON)–Today, a broad coalition of 54 civil and human rights, civil liberties, and reproductive rights organizations led by CDT published a letter urging the Biden Administration to ensure that the support that federal law enforcement agencies provide to state and local police is not used to investigate and prosecute abortions. 

Jake Laperruque, CDT Deputy Director of the Security and Surveillance Project, says:

“The Administration cannot shield reproductive rights with one hand, and give local police assistance with surveillance used to enforce abortion bans with the other.

We strongly call on the Administration to follow through on its commitment to reproductive rights by ensuring federal investigative support for police cannot be used to investigate and prosecute abortion.”