Five years before Roe v. Wade, Dr. King expressed, “the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” The 7-2 decision in Roe suggested that the arc of the fight for women’s equality and reproductive freedom were within reach. With Roe came greater access to contraception, sex education, and a dramatic decline in maternal mortality. Now, 100 days post Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health, which overturned Roe and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, many are skeptical, if not fearful about the status of women’s health, rights, and justice from menstrual equity and the use of apps to maternal mortality.
This convening addresses health disparities and the long arc of reproductive justice post Dobbs. Panelists examine the criminalization of abortion and spread of crisis pregnancy centers, the fight for menstrual and menopause equity, glaring harms associated with maternal mortality, and what this landscape means for LGBTQ equality. This event presents a more comprehensive picture of the chilling health harms and civil rights at risk in the wake of the Supreme Court’s overturn of Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey.
Join us for the reception immediately following the panel.