Ana Maria Fights for 
Every Woman’s Right to Decide

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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“One thing that conspicuously distinguishes women from men is that only women become pregnant. … [I]t’s her right to decide either way, her right to decide whether or not to bear a child … This is something central to a woman’s life, to her dignity. It is a decision she must make for herself. And when the government controls that decision for her, she is being treated as less than a full adult human responsible for her own choices.”

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Stop. The. Bans. American Physicians Speak Out

After Georgia’s Republicans in the state legislature passed its abortion ban by a margin of TWO votes in the State House of Representatives, the ACLU of Georgia received questions about what it would mean for women’s self-determination and autonomy regarding their own healthcare decisions. 

Stop. The. Bans. American Physicians Speak Out

Ana Maria Rosato decided that the public conversation had to focus its attention on women. 

For that reason she interviewed the experts – physicians who provide healthcare for women – and asked them what a ban on abortion care would mean for their practice and for women’s health.


Ana Maria produced ACLU of Georgia’s Stop. The. Bans. American Physicians Speak Out, a 36-video original series. She traveled across the nation to interview 19 physicians from diverse medical disciplines: obstetrics and gynecology, cardiology, emergency medicine, family medicine, psychiatry, psychology, internal medicine, maternal fetal medicine, and oncology. 


What she learned was that the effect of re-outlawing abortion care went far beyond limiting or eliminating access to abortion care, as detrimental as that would be by itself for women’s healthcare and lives.  An abortion ban has even greater implications for women to access to healthcare, period.  


Watch the short videos below to hear what physicians have to say about abortion bans and the horrible consequences abortion bans have on women’s healthcare and on physicians’ ability to provide the best healthcare for their patients.

Press Conferences

Ana Maria Rosato organized the 2019 press conference for the massive protest outside of the Georgia State Capitol Building on the day that the governor signed the state’s abortion ban into law. (RIGHT)

Video credit: Michelle Leute, ACLU of Georgia

SisterSong v Kemp

On June 28, 2019, the American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of Georgia, the Center for Reproductive Rights, and Planned Parenthood filed SisterSong v Kemp, a lawsuit challenging a new Georgia law banning abortion care as early as six weeks into pregnancy, before many women know they are pregnant. 


The ACLU of Georgia’s website provides all of the legal documents, press releases, and news articles associated with this critically important case.


Ana Maria Rosato organized the 2019 press conference on the day that the ACLU of Georgia filed its federal lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the state’s abortion ban. (BELOW)

Video credit: AJ Production

Video credit: AJ Production




Ana Maria organized the 2019 press conference that took place immediately after the ACLU of Georgia went to federal court the  asking for a preliminary injunction on the state’s draconian abortion ban.  In October Judge Steve Jones granted the ACLU of Georgia’s request for a preliminary injunction to prevent the state from enforcing its ban on abortion care. In July 2020, Judge Jones issued a permanent injunction. 


Video credit: Michelle Leute, ACLU of Georgia

Ana Maria always speaks up and fights for
a woman’s right to decide.

“I am absolutely elated. Mississippians from across the state came forth and they protected women and their families,” said Ana Maria Rosato who was against the anti-abortion care Initiative 26 in 2011.

“[We] want people to understand that you can be faithful and vote ‘NO’ against Initiative 26,” said Ana Maria Rosato.

“The [anti-abortion care] initiative itself will ensure that women have limited access or no access to birth control, to contraception, to in vitro fertilization, to be able to take care of themselves if they have an ectopic pregnancy. That is WRONG.” – Ana Maria Rosato, speaking for Mississippians for Healthy Families, 2011.

Click the image to watch the interview on the WLBT
(Jackson Miss) website.

“We are America. And we’re saying, these are our values, and these are the values we expect someone walking into the White House to hold as opposed to the ones that he’s been spouting off since he started this,” Ana Maria Rosato before stepping on the bus to travel to the Women’s March on Washington held on January 21, 2017.

Highlighted Media Coverage

Links below are located on the ACLU of Georgia website or on the respective news outlet websites.