In recognition of the 40th Anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in Roe v. Wade, this conference will bring together scholars, activists, and practitioners to discuss key issues related to reproductive justice and reproductive oppression, looking beyond Roe and the abortion issue. Experts will explore what can be learned from previous strategic litigation decisions and the development in the law of reproductive justice, how those lessons effect future advocacy for reproductive justice, both domestically and internationally. Among the issues to be discussed will be the regulation of reproductive justice through statutes, the Constitution, and common law, and how structural inequality and intersectional issues relate to race, economic fragility, immigration status, sexual orientation, and criminal convictions.
• Roe at 40: From Rights to Justice
• Faith and Reproductive Justice
• Beyond Whether to Bear ad Begat
• Marginalized Populations and Marginalized Rights
• Reproductive Justice in the International Context
• Fighting for Access
• Making Procreative Decisions in the Face of Shaming and Stigma
• Assisted Reproduction and Women’s Equality
• Justice in Parenting
Jamie R. Abrams, JD, University of Louisville; Paula Abrams, Jeffrey Bain Faculty Scholar and Professor of Law, Lewis & Clark Law School; Aziza Ahmed, Assistant Professor, Northeastern School of Law; Marie Alford-Harkey, Acting Deputy Director, Religious Institute; Kelly Baden, Director of Policy and Strategic Partnerships, National Institute for Reproductive Health; Carlos Ball, Professor of Law and Judge Frederick Lacey Scholar, Rutgers School of Law-Newark; Khiara Bridges, Assistant Professor, Boston University School of Law; Lori Brown, Associate Professor, Syracuse School of Architecture; Kim Buchanan, Associate Professor of Law and Gender Studies, USC; Naomi Cahn, Harold H. Greene Professor of Law, George Washington University School of Law;
June Carbone, Professor of Law, University of Missouri- Kansas City School of Law; Cyra Choudry, Associate Professor of Law, Florida International University School of Law; Dazon Dixon Diallo, MPH, President, Sister Love, Inc. (invited); Farah Diaz-Tello, Staff Attorney, National Advocates for Pregnant Women; Shoshana Ehrlich, Phd, Associate Professor, UMass Boston; Deborah Fisch, JD; Ann E. Freedman, Associate Professor, Rutgers School of Law-Camden; Sue Frietsche, Staff Attorney, Women’s Law Project; Michele Goodwin, Everett Fraser Professor in Law, University of Minnesota School of Law; Rebecca Hart, Provide, Inc.; Grace Howard, PhD candidate, Rutgers University; Lisa Kelly, Harvard Law School, JSD candidate; Rev. Rob Keithan, Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice; Destiny Lopez, Conway Strategic, Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (invited); Sarah Lipton-Lubet, JD, Policy Counsel, American Civil Liberties Union; Indra Lusero, JD; Judie McCoyd, Associate Professor, Rutgers School of Social Work; Kimberly Mutcherson, Professor of Law, Rutgers School of Law-Camden; Jenny O’Donnell, Provide, Inc.; Twila Perry, Professor of Law and Judge Alexander P. Waugh, Sr. Scholar, Rutgers School of Law-Newark; Govind Persad, JD, Penn Center for Bioethics; Dara Purvis, Fatherhood, Sexual Orientation, and Abortion: Are “We” Pregnant; Radhika Rao, Professor of Law, UC Hastings School of Law; Rachel Rebouché, Temple, Associate Professor of Law; Rachel Roth, PhD; Susan Schewel, Executive Director, Women’s Medical Fund; Johanna Schoen, PhD, Professor, Rutgers History; Patty Skuster, MPP, JD, Senior Policy Advisor, Ipas; Rebecca Spence, JD, MPH; Jamila Taylor, PhD, Ipas; Linda Wharton, Associate Professor and Program Director, Stockton College.