March 27 Wednesday

Abortion Laws and Lawsuits in the Kavanaugh Era

  • Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 12:10PM - 1:00PM
  • SLB Room 128
  • Open To The Public
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After the confirmation of Justice Kavanaugh, many have predicted the reversal, or at least the complete hollowing out, of Roe v. Wade in near future. Indeed, despite the Supreme Court’s stay of a restrictive Louisiana abortion law last month, there are at least 20 abortion cases that are currently in the pipeline to the highest court, any of which could gut women’s right to reproductive autonomy. What are the devils hidden in the details of so-called “TRAP” and other anti-abortion laws? What are the up-to-date states and prospects of related lawsuits? What are the best legal and political strategies for pro-choice advocates to counteract? What role has Yale’s own RRJP clinic played in this battle?

Speaker: Faren Tang is Reproductive Justice Fellow at Yale’s Program for the Study of Reproductive Justice. She was a founding member of the Reproductive Rights and Justice Project clinic (RRJP) at YLS, and has done legal work for the ACLU, the National Women’s Law Center, the Center for Reproductive Rights, the Center for Lesbian Rights, and Planned Parenthood.

Sponsoring Organization(s)

LSARJ, Clinical Student Board, and PSRJ