About the Fund
The Repro Legal Defense Fund covers bail and funds strong defenses for people unjustly targeted by police or prosecutors for their pregnancy outcomes. This can mean abortion, pregnancy loss, or substance abuse allegations.
Criminalization creates a domino effect on someone’s life, even if charges are dropped. Fighting cases costs money. Just getting arrested can cost people their jobs. People can lose their housing, children, and immigration status. We are a fund that wants to get you home as soon as possible, and want to keep the financial and emotional cost of criminalization as low as possible.
The RLDF is a program of If/When/How: Lawyering for Reproductive Justice as part of our strategy to prevent, defend against, and put a permanent stop to the criminalization of people’s bodies. Until everyone can access the care they need to decide if, when, and how to create, sustain, and define their families, the RLDF will get people out of jail and fund strong defenses against an intrusive and punitive carceral state.