Elizabeth Ling

Elizabeth Ling, JD, MSW, is the senior helpline counsel at If/When/How, where she manages the Repro Legal Helpline, assisting people in understanding the laws around a variety of reproductive experiences, including self-managed abortion, youth access to abortion, and birth justice. Prior to joining If/When/How, Elizabeth worked to improve defense representation across the country and served as a public defender where she represented parents facing allegations of abuse or neglect and helped them to reunite or keep their families together.

Protestors demonstrate at the March for Reproductive Rights organized by Women’s March LA on April 15, 2023 in Los Angeles, Calif.

Stigma Makes Abortion Criminalization Possible Stigma Makes Abortion Criminalization Possible

A Nebraska mother and daughter were put behind bars for self-managing an abortion, but not because of what the law says is illegal.

Oct 4, 2023 / Elizabeth Ling