Black women are four times more likely to die from pregnancy-related complications than white women. Maternal mortality rates in Texas are the highest in the entire developed world, driven in part by a disproportionate number of black women dying from giving birth.
Panel Discussion in Conjunction with Dr. Rebecca Gomperts, Gruber Distinguished Lecture in Global Justice
The discussion entitled, “Accessing Abortion in a Hostile Climate,” with Dr. Gomperts will take place in the Faculty Lounge. Invited discussants include Violeta Canaves (Yale Law), Cherisse Scott (Sisterreach), Farah Diaz-Tello (UC Berkeley Law, SIA). Dr. Rebecca Gomperts and Prof. Joanna Erdman (Schulich Law/Dalhousie) will serve as respondents. So that we may plan accordingly, we ask that you RSVP by January 17, 2017 at the following link: http://rsvp.law.yale.edu.
The panel, Accessing Abortion in a Hostile Climate, will be open to the Yale University community as well as the general public and will run from 12:15 to 1:30 pm. The panel will examine how information and services are obtained in settings hostile to abortion, and the legal and health implications of these actions.
On Thursday, January 26, Jen Keighley (YLS '10) from Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s Litigation & Law department will be here to discuss the role of expert evidence in reproductive justice litigation.
This project focuses on the harm reduction and safe abortion practices of feminist movements, such as abortion hotlines, and their direct action and guerilla tactics including postering, street art, and public spectacle. Within these movements, access to information as a harm reduction measure is practiced as part of a larger struggle to challenge the state and its authority. Harm reduction seeks to radically disrupt and decenter public power, and inspired by a collective freedom, to construct new and alternative ways of caring and living.
Louise Melling, Deputy Legal Director and Director of the Center for Liberty at the ACLU, will explore the different way in which the public has viewed refusals to serve LGBT people for reasons of faith versus refusals to serve women seeking reproductive health services motivated by religious beliefs.
A panel with Reva Siegel, Linda Greenhouse, and Stephanie Toti, and moderated by Cilla Smith
Please join the ISP's Program for the Study of Reproductive Justice, Law Students for Reproductive Justice, and the Latinx Law Students Association for a discussion of reproductive healthcare for unaccompanied immigrant minors.