Health-Care Provision: Contraception Refusal

This safeguard indicates the religious liberty protections available for health-care providers, individuals and institutions, with respect to contraception services. States exhibit variation in who has the right to refuse and from what negative consequences the entity is safeguarded. Checkmarks below indicate in which states the named entity is safeguarded and the consequences precluded. (For more about data collection within the health-care provision group, please see the details here.)

Note on citations:
Where multiple laws are cited, the link is for the first listed. To find subsequent laws -or- in cases where a state's laws are not possible to link to directly, use the citation number to manually navigate to the statute of interest. For more precise information on citations as well as our reasoning behind each score, download the full data set which includes additional research notes.