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Louise Melling

Louise Melling (@LibertyLouise) is a Deputy Legal Director of the ACLU and the Director of its Center for Liberty. The Center encompasses the ACLU’s work on reproductive freedom, women’s rights, lesbian gay bisexual and transgender rights, and freedom of religion and belief. Before assuming this role, Ms. Melling was Director of the ACLU Reproductive Freedom Project, in which capacity she oversaw nationwide litigation, communications research, public education campaigns, and advocacy efforts in the state legislatures.

Articles by this author

 

Why The Fight for Paid Sick Leave is a Civil Rights Issue

As our nation grapples with its grievous legacy of racism, it is imperative to call out policies and practices that exacerbate inequality.

Ronald Newman ·


Trump Wants to Allow Discrimination With Billions of Dollars of Federal Funding

Proposal from Health and Human Services would allow discrimination based on faith—including people who are Jewish, Muslim, Catholic—as well as LGBTQ people.

Louise Melling ·


An Outright Reversal of Roe V. Wade Isn’t All We Should Fear

Much damage can be done—indeed, is being done—long before the question reaches the Supreme Court

Louise Melling ·


Will the Supreme Court Overturn Roe v. Wade After All?

Reading the tea leaves on abortion rights

Louise Melling ·


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