January 22, 2014

U.S. Senator, Panel of Experts to Discuss State of Reproductive Rights

Sen. Richard Blumenthal, Women's Health Protection Act



Amanda Simon asimon@acslaw.org

Washington, D.C. - As we note the 41st anniversary of the landmark decision Roe v. Wade this month, the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy (ACS) will host a panel discussion on the current state of reproductive rights on Tuesday, January 28. 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.  Panelists will discuss 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 (D-Conn.) will deliver featured remarks on the Women's Health Protection Act.


Featured Remarks:

  • Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.)

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


Tuesday, January 28, 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. EST, Continental breakfast will be served at 8:30 a.m., and the program will begin at 9:00 a.m.


The Conference Rooms, National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW, 13th Floor, Washington, D.C.

Please RSVP to press@acslaw.org

The American Constitution Society for Law and Policy (ACS), founded in 2001 and one of the nation's leading progressive legal organizations, is a rapidly growing network of lawyers, law students, scholars, judges, policymakers and other concerned individuals. For more information about the organization or to locate one of the more than 200 lawyer and law student chapters in 48 states, please visit www.acslaw.org.