What is in store for abortion rights with new national leadership and a differently-configured Supreme Court? The coming year may prove crucial to abortion law’s future. The Biden Administration may revisit any number of anti-abortion policies, from the unnecessary regulation of medication abortion to restrictions on funding for abortion providers. At the same time, the constitutional right to abortion hangs in the balance. A majority of the Supreme Court stands poised to overturn or further eviscerate the core holding of Roe v. Wade, raising the specter of discriminatory criminalization of abortion care.
This conversation will bring together experts to discuss what the map for abortion access looks like with and without federal protection for abortion rights. Specifically, panelists will discuss how abortion access could change – across state lines and through “tele-abortion” or self-managed abortion – and what challenges remain during the pandemic. Speakers will not only analyze the abortion cases that may land before the Supreme Court, but also will consider the potential responses of state legislatures and the federal government.
- Farah Diaz-Tello, If/When/How: Lawyering for Reproductive Justice
- Jessie Hill, Case Western Reserve University School of Law
- Julia Kaye, American Civil Liberties Union, Reproductive Freedom Project
- Rachel Rebouche, Temple University Beasley School of Law
- Ushma Upadhyay, Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health, University of California San Francisco