Drexel Law, Philadelphia: September 19, 2013

Practicing in the Shadow of Roe: A Look at Abortion Practice and Advocacy 40 years after Roe v. Wade

September 19, 1 pm to 6 pm
Drexel Law School
Philadelphia, PA

This event will feature lawyers, advocates, and abortion providers who are practicing their professions within the confines of Roe and its progeny.  How do the restrictions allowed under current abortion law impact abortion practice?  How do lawyers craft winning arguments under Roe and Casey?  How do advocates convince legislators and the public about the importance of abortion rights?

Panel 1:  Abortion advocacy in the shadow of Roe

  • Moderator:  Carol Tracy, Women’s Law Project
  • Panelists:
    • Angela Hooton, Center for Reproductive Rights
    • Carrie Flaxman, Planned Parenthood Federation of America
    • Elayne Weiss, ACLU Washington Legislative Office
    • Patty Skuster,  Ipas
    • Susan Frietsche, Women’s Law Project Western Pennsylvania Office

Speaker:  Dr. Willie Parker, OB/GYN

Panel 2:  Abortion practice in the shadow of Roe

  • Moderator:  Susan Schewel, Women’s Medical Fund
  • Panelists:
    • Dr. Charles Benjamin, Albert Einstein Medical Center, Berger & Benjamin LLP, Planned Parenthood Southeastern Pennsylvania
    • Curtiss Hannum, The Women’s Centers
    • Jen Boulanger, The Women’s Centers
    • Jen Groves, Cherry Hill Women’s Center
    • Janet Williams, Penn Family Planning & Pregnancy Loss Center

CHARGE: free to general public; $75 for CLE credit (4 substantive hours); $40 for CLE credit (4 substantive hours) if in public interest section of Philly Bar Association

DATE/TIME: September 19, 1pm to 6pm, reception with light food to follow

WHERE: Drexel Law School, Room 140
Earle Mack School of Law
3320 Market St, Philadelphia, PA

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