Reproductive Rights and Women’s Health: The States, Courts, and Congress

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 - 9:00am - 11:00am
National Press Club, 13th Floor, Conference Rooms
529 14th St., NW
Washington, DC 20045
National Event


Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT)

From targeted regulation of abortion providers to restrictions on medication abortions to ultrasound requirements, recent years have witnessed the passage of an unprecedented number of state laws that seek to restrict reproductive choice.  On Tuesday, January 28, the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy hosted a panel discussion addressing the proliferation of state laws restricting reproductive rights and the legal and policy responses in courts and legislatures.  Following the panel discussion, U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal delivered featured remarks on the Women's Health Protection Act.

Panel Discussion:

  • Moderator, Juliet Eilperin, White House Correspondent, The Washington Post
  • Roger Evans, Senior Director of Public Policy Litigation and Law, Planned Parenthood Federation of America
  • Dawn Johnsen, Walter W. Foskett Professor of Law, Indiana University Maurer School of Law
  • Elizabeth Nash, State Issues Manager, Guttmacher Institute
  • Heidi Williamson, Senior Policy Analyst, Women’s Health and Rights Program, Center for American Progress

Featured Remarks

  • Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT)


Registration for this event is closed.

Continental breakfast was served at 8:30 a.m., and the program began at 9:00 a.m.