January 28, 2014
Reproductive Rights and Women's Health: The States, Courts and Congress
Caroline FredricksonPresident, American Constitution Society
Juliet EilperinWhite House Correspondent, The Washington Post
Elizabeth NashStates Issues Manager, Guttmacher Institute
Dawn JohnsenWalter W. Foskett Professor of Law, Indiana University Maurer School of Law
Roger EvansSenior Director of Public Policy Litigation and Law, Planned Parenthood Federation of America
Heidi WilliamsonSenior Policy Analyst, Women's Health and Rights Program, Center for American Progress
Sen. Richard BlumenthalD-Conn.
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. ACS 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.
- Juliet Eilperin, White House Correspondent, The Washington Post (moderator)
- 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
- Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.)