After Roe: What’s next for abortion access, law, and politics

In overturning Roe v. Wade, the U.S. Supreme Court has ignited fundamental legal and political questions and radically shifted the healthcare landscape. Amidst the furor, those who want to keep abortion safe and legal ponder the path forward. This panel of experts from across Harvard will assess the fallout, evaluate a variety of responses to the ruling, and share their roadmaps to a post-Roe America. This event is presented jointly with Reuters.

Michelle Williams, Dean of Faculty, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Gabriella Borter, U.S. National Correspondent, Reuters

Evelynn Hammonds, Barbara Gutmann Rosenkrantz Professor of the History of Science, Professor of African and African American Studies and Professor in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Elizabeth Janiak, Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Research Investigator, Brigham and Women’s Hospital; Director of Social Science Research, ASPIRE Center at Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts

Jane Mansbridge, Adams Professor of Political Leadership and Democratic Values, Emerita, Harvard Kennedy School

Mary Ziegler, Professor, UC Davis School of Law, and Visiting Professor of Constitutional Law, Harvard Law School (spring 2022)

William H. McDaniel, MD

Dr. Robert H. Shmerling is the former clinical chief of the division of rheumatology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), and is a current member of the corresponding faculty in medicine at Harvard Medical School.

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