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Oct 27 2022


1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Post-Roe: Access and Equity

So-called safe haven states are making headlines by expanding access to abortion. Join us for a discussion about access and health equity post-Roe.

Virtual Event


While attention has been focused on restrictive abortion laws that took effect in the aftermath of the Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, several states are making headlines for taking steps to expand or guarantee access to abortion. These expansions and guarantees are attracting residents from more restrictive states who are seeking out abortion care. Two of these so-called safe haven states are Minnesota and New Mexico.

In Minnesota, a judge recently threw out several measures that tightened abortion access in the state. In New Mexico, the governor issued an executive order to prevent the extradition of abortion providers. For individuals who are incarcerated, who can’t afford travel or who come from historically disadvantaged communities, access can still be difficult. Even with added abortion protections, pro-choice states are not fully able to counteract the effects of Roe’s demise.

At this event, the second in ProPublica’s “Post-Roe” series, senior editor Ziva Branstetter will talk with ProPublica reporters and experts about abortion access and health equity.

Panelists include:

  • Jessica Lussenhop, ProPublica reporter
  • Kavitha Surana, ProPublica reporter
  • Amy Hagstrom Miller, president & CEO of Whole Woman’s Health and Whole Woman’s Health Alliance
  • Caitlin Knowles Myers, professor of economics and co-director of the Middlebury Initiative for Data and Digital Methods at Middlebury College
  • Dr. Carolyn Sufrin, professor of gynecology and obstetrics and director at Advocacy and Research on Reproductive Wellness of Incarcerated People at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

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