CBGHP: Confronting American Health Disparities: Reproductive Landscape Post-Roe ♥
June 8 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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In this year-long series, Confronting American Health Disparities, we amplify urgent health concerns related to women and LGBTQ communities. In the United States, health disparities track along nearly every aspect of healthcare delivery, too often resulting in unequal treatment, poor health outcomes, and sadly, even death. From birth to death, race, sex, disability and LGBTQ discrimination interferes with achieving wellness and wellbeing. This series takes up these important concerns and centers racial, reproductive, disability, and socioeconomic justice as imperative to a healthy and well-functioning democracy.
For the third event of the series we will have an intimate conversation about the future of reproductive rights in the post-Roe world.
As the leaked draft opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization clearly underscored, the Supreme Court appeares poised to overturn the historic and precedential decision in Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey and eliminate the constitutional rights to abortion. Join us for an intimate discussion between Berkeley Law Dean Erwin Chemerinsky and UCI Law School’s Chancellor’s Professor and author, Policing the Womb: Invisible Women and the Criminalization of Motherhood, Michele B. Goodwin. Dean Chemerinsky and Professor Goodwin will examine the current moment in constitutional jurisprudence, survey the broader legal landscape, and forecast the outlook for reproductive rights in a seemingly imminent post-Roe America. These Constitutional scholars will discuss about the broader implications a decision to overturn Roe could have on other Supreme Court decisions that rely on it to protect aspects of personal privacy such as contraceptive use, marraige, child custody, consensual sex among adults, and others.