Christopher Newport University

What We Must Do Now to Save Reproductive Freedom

The Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program Presents
What We Must Do Now to Save Reproductive Freedom

Following the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization that eliminated federal constitutional protections for abortion and other reproductive rights, nearly half the states are likely to ban all or most abortions. What does this mean for those who are or want to become pregnant? What must be done in the short and long term to safeguard women's health and win back the freedoms that are so central to women's equality and dignity? 

Kathryn Kolbert is a public interest attorney who co-founded the Center for Reproductive Rights and argued Planned Parenthood v. Casey, the 1992 Supreme Court case widely credited with saving Roe v. Wade. In June 2018, she retired from her position as the Constance Hess Williams '66 Director of the Athena Center for Leadership Studies at Barnard College, an interdisciplinary center dedicated to the advancement of women's leadership, which she founded in 2009. She is the co-author, with Julie F. Kay, of Controlling Women: What We Must Do Now to Save Reproductive Freedom

This event is co-sponsored by Student Affairs, the Reiff Center for Human Rights and Conflict Resolution, and the Departments of History and Political Science. 

Photo credit: Wayne Morra

Tuesday, March 21, 2023 at 4:30pm

Gaines Theater

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