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Kathryn Kolbert & Julie F. Kay in Conversation With Dr. Jennifer Lincoln

November 2 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Free
Online, N/A, Portland, OR 97207

Reproductive freedom has never been in more dire straits. Roe v. Wade protected abortion rights and Planned Parenthood v. Casey unexpectedly preserved them. Yet in the following decades these rights have been gutted by restrictive state legislation, the appointment of hundreds of anti-abortion judges, and violence against abortion providers. Today, the ultra-conservative majority at the Supreme Court has activists, medical providers, and everyday Americans worry that we are about to lose our most fundamental reproductive protections. When Roe is toppled, abortion may quickly become a criminal offense in nearly one-third of the United States. At least six states have enacted bans on abortion as early as six weeks of pregnancy – before many women are even aware they are pregnant. Today, 89% of U.S. counties do not have a single abortion provider, in part due to escalating violence and intimidation aimed at disrupting services. In Controlling Women: What We Must Do Now to Save Reproductive Freedom (Hachette), legal titans Kathryn Kolbert and Julie F. Kay share the story of one of the most divisive issues in American politics through behind-the-scenes personal narratives of stunning losses, hard-earned victories, and moving accounts of women and health care providers at the heart of nearly five decades of legal battles. Kolbert and Kay will be joined in conversation by Dr. Jennifer Lincoln, board-certified OB-GYN and author of Let’s Talk About Down There.

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Venue

Online
N/A
Portland, OR 97207

Organizer

Phone:
503-228-4651
Website:
powells.com/calendar