PLAW: Where are We Now? Abortion Access in America Today
January 2013 marks the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court case which limited a state’s ability to intervene with women's access to abortion and reproductive services. The question we face today is: have the past four decades brought about a shift in reproductive rights? Since Roe v. Wade, every state and the federal government have attempted to construct abortion law, codifying, regulating and limiting whether and under what circumstances an abortion may be obtained. This panel will review the most recent legislation that has developed regarding abortion access and the constitutional issues these laws raise, as well as the real life ramifications these laws will have on the quality of life for women across the country.
Professor Ruthann Robson, Professor of Law & University Distinguished Professor at the City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law
Alexa Kolbi-Molinas, Staff Attorney for the Reproductive Freedom Project for the American Civil Liberties Union
Dr. Lin-Fan Wang, Fellowship of Family Planning at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Fellow of Physicians for Reproductive Choice and Health's Leadership Training Academy