Attacks on Abortion Access: The Road Ahead for Reproductive Justice
Part of the UB Law in Focus Discussion Series
Access to abortion is very much at risk right now -- and not only for women in Texas and Mississippi, where draconian restrictions have been enacted into law.
The Supreme Court this term will review Mississippi's law banning abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy, and the result could mean an end to abortion rights as we have known them since Roe v. Wade became the law of the land in 1973.
Prof. Jill Morrison of Georgetown Law Center discussed these two state laws and how they impact reproductive rights. Baltimore Law Prof. Michele Gilman discussed how the Texas law uses surveillance methods to identify patients, and examine the broader context of surveilling women's bodies.
Baltimore Law alumna Jennifer Mahan, J.D. '19, is a fellowship attorney with Regulatory Assistance for Abortion Providers. She shared her experience working with abortion providers regarding the legal regulation of their practice.
Associate Dean Margaret Johnson provided background on the constitutional law regarding abortion access and moderated the discussion.
Professor, Georgetown Law Center
Professor and Co-Director, University of Baltimore School of Law Center for Applied Feminism
Jennifer Mahan, J.D. '19
Fellowship Attorney, Regulatory Assistance for Abortion Providers
Associate Dean for Experiential Education and Co-Director of the University of Baltimore School of Law Center for Applied Feminism
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