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Policy and purpose
Public Health (PBH) CHAPTER 45, ARTICLE 25-A
§ 2599-aa. Policy and purpose. The legislature finds that
comprehensive reproductive health care is a fundamental component of
every individual's health, privacy and equality. Therefore, it is the
policy of the state that:

1. Every individual has the fundamental right to choose or refuse
contraception or sterilization.

2. Every individual who becomes pregnant has the fundamental right to
choose to carry the pregnancy to term, to give birth to a child, or to
have an abortion, pursuant to this article.

3. The state shall not discriminate against, deny, or interfere with
the exercise of the rights set forth in this section in the regulation
or provision of benefits, facilities, services or information.