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Supreme Court Review: The State of Reproductive Rights and Justice in America ♥

Tuesday, Sep 14, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm

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Supreme Court Review:

The State of Reproductive Rights and Justice in America

Women’s reproductive health and rights in the U.S. are in serious peril. The U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision to let stand Texas’s ban on abortions after six-weeks of pregnancy sets the stage for the upcoming Mississippi abortion case, Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which the Court will hear this term. Neither law provides an exception for cases of rape or incest. Both cases represent direct challenges to Roe v. Wade, which for nearly fifty years has protected the bodily autonomy and reproductive privacy of pregnant women. In a radical challenge to abortion rights, states like Mississippi, Texas, and others are appealing to the Supreme Court to reverse Roe v. Wade.  

Join this conversation as experts explain what is at stake, what these laws propose, and the response from the Justice Department.

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

5:30 – 6:45 p.m. PDT

This is a virtual event. Zoom information will be sent to those who register.



reproductive rights in america panel

  • Michele Bratcher Goodwin, Chancellor’s Professor of Law & Founding Director, Center for Biotechnology & Global Health Policy, author, Policing The Womb: Invisible Women and the Criminalization of Motherhood


  • Joia Crear-Perry, MD, FACOG, and Founder and President, National Birth Equity Collaborative


  • Tabetha Harken, MD, MPH, Professor and Division Director, Obstetrics and Gynecology, UCI Medical School (not pictured)


  • Lisa Ikemoto, Martin Luther King Jr. Professor of Law, UC Davis School of Law


  • Mary Ziegler, Stearns Weaver Miller Professor, Florida State University College of Law, author, Abortion and The Law in America: Roe v. Wade To The Present


  • Moderated by Tanya Acker, Judge, CBS Television Show, Hot Bench and Host,”The Tanya Acker Show”


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Presented by UCI Law and the Center for Biotechnology and Global Health Policy (CBGHP)

This event is approved for 1.25 hours of Minimum Continuing Legal Education Credit by the State Bar of California. UCI Law is a State Bar-approved MCLE provider. The MCLE Certificate of Attendance will be sent via email by UCI Law following the event. Please allow 1-2 days to receive your certificate. Attendees must have participated in the program in its entirety to receive MCLE credit. Partial credit will not be given.


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