Your Rights, Privacy and Protections

Access to abortion care depends on which state you live in.

In New York, abortions are legal, safe, available, and required to be completely confidential. Providers and other healthcare professionals are not allowed to show any information to anyone other than you, without asking you first. This includes your medical records, as well as any information about your appointment or procedure. More information on your privacy can be found here. To learn more about your reproductive rights please visit

Attorney General Letitia James launched a hotline to provide free legal guidance on abortion rights to all New Yorkers and individuals seeking care in New York. The Hotline Number is (212) 899-5567. For more information visit the Attorney General’s website.

If you think your privacy may have been violated, you can file a complaint online Complaint Portal Assistant.

For more information, contact the HHS Office for Civil Rights by emailing visiting their website or calling (800) 368-1019, TDD toll-free (800) 537-7697. Language assistance services are available for free.