U-M teach-out: What’s next for abortion access after Supreme Court, recent statewide court decisions?
DATE: 3-4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18
EVENT: “Reproductive Freedom and Community Responses (Live Q&A)”
INFORMATION: As several lawsuits attempt to challenge or codify abortion access in Michigan and other states, experts on abortion access and legal challenges try to cut through the confusion in a free, online teach-out designed by the University of Michigan’s Center for Academic Innovation to help foster thoughtful discourse on the issue of abortion, its history of litigation and what could be expected in the aftermath of the Supreme Court ruling.
Panelists Bonsitu Kitaba, deputy legal director at ACLU of Michigan, and Shakti Rambarran, advocacy director at the Michigan Organization on Adolescent Sexual Health, will discuss the importance of reproductive freedoms, the impacts of abortion restrictions on communities and approaches to advocacy.
The teach-out, available on Coursera, also features U-M experts discussing the history of reproductive rights in the United States and the ramifications of the Supreme Court and state rulings from legal, social, medical and political perspectives. The experts include Barbara McQuade, professor from practice at the Law School; and Dee Fenner and Lisa Harris, professors of obstetrics and gynecology and co-chairs of the U-M task force on abortion access.
SPONSOR: U-M Center for Academic Innovation