November 14, 2019

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm, Eastern Time

ACS New York: Blessed Be the Fruit: Threats to Reproductive Rights in 2019

NYU School of Law, Washington, DC

Women’s reproductive rights are under attack. So far this year, nine states have passed laws to outlaw abortion or forbid the procedure past a certain point in pregnancy. The new laws are intentionally incompatible with Roe v. Wade. Far-right politicians hope to take their case to the Supreme Court, where the conservative majority appears more ready to reverse its ruling in Roe than ever before.

Join the ACS New York Lawyer Chapter, the ACS NYU School of Law Student Chapter, the NYU School of Law’s Brennan Center for Justice, and legal experts Melissa MurrayReva Siegel, and Kate Shaw for a panel discussion that explores the politics and legal questions surrounding contraception and abortion. In their recent book, Reproductive Rights and Justice Stories, the three panelists discuss the significance of key reproductive rights and justice cases. What policy changes would be most effective in protecting women’s health? To what extent are abortion bans a form of social control? What will happen if Roe v. Wade is overturned?

Register here.


Melissa Murray, Frederick I. and Grace Stokes Professor of Law & Faculty Director of the Birnbaum Women’s Leadership Network, NYU School of Law; Member, ACS National Board of Directors and National Board of Academic Advisors

Kate Shaw, Professor of Law, Co-Director of the Floersheimer Center for Constitutional Democracy, & ACS Faculty Advisor, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law

Reva Siegel, Nicholas deB. Katzenbach Professor of Law & ACS Faculty Advisor, Yale Law School; Member, ACS National Board of Advisors and National Board of Academic Advisors

Rebecca Traister, Writer at Large, New York magazine

Doors open at 6:00 p.m.