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Roe v. Dobbs: The future of reproductive health

Pro life and pro choice protestors outside the Supreme Court after the Dobbs decision

Pro-life and pro-choice protesters outside the Supreme Court (Shutterstock)

Health Policy Initiative

Roe v. Dobbs: The future of reproductive health

Naomi Cahn, Barbara Perry, Margaret Foster Riley

Thursday, September 08, 2022
11:00AM - 12:00PM (EDT)
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An expert panel discusses the historic Supreme Court 5–4 ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, which overturned Roe v. Wade. They examine the altered abortion landscape, how we got here, and what the ruling means for both the future of reproductive rights and the direction of the U.S. Supreme Court. This event is part of the Miller Center’s new Health Policy Initiative and features Barbara Perry, director of Presidential Studies at the Miller Center and a SCOTUS expert; Naomi Cahn, a professor of law at the University of Virginia and a legal expert on reproductive health; and Margaret Foster Riley, a professor of law at UVA Law School, the Dorothy Danforth Compton Professor at the Miller Center, professor of public health sciences at the UVA School of Medicine, and professor of public policy at the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy.

This event is co-sponsored by UVA's Miller Center and the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy.

For the protection of our staff, faculty, and guests, the Miller Center strongly encourages in-person viewers to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and recommends that unvaccinated patrons watch the event online. We also encourage you to wear a mask during our events. For added protection, we have installed HEPA air filtering machines in the Forum Room.

By registering to attend this event, you agree that you will observe all COVID-19 safety requirements in effect at the time under UVA Policy SEC-045.

When
Thursday, September 08, 2022
11:00AM - 12:00PM (EDT)
Where
The Miller Center
2201 Old Ivy Rd
Charlottesville, VA
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ONLINE
Speakers
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Naomi Cahn

Naomi Cahn is an expert in family law, trusts and estates, feminist jurisprudence, reproductive technology, and aging and the law. Prior to joining the University of Virginia faculty in 2020, she taught at George Washington Law School, where she twice served as associate dean. She is the co-director of UVA Law’s Family Law Center.

Cahn is a co-author of casebooks in both family law and trusts and estates, and she has written numerous articles exploring the intersections among family law, trusts and estates, and feminist theory, as well as essays concerning the connections between gender and international law.

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Barbara Perry

Barbara A. Perry is the Gerald L. Baliles Professor and director of Presidential Studies at the University of Virginia’s Miller Center, where she co-directs the Presidential Oral History Program. She has authored or edited 16 books on presidents, First Ladies, the Kennedy family, the Supreme Court, and civil rights and civil liberties. Perry has conducted more than 120 interviews for the George H. W. Bush, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama Presidential Oral History Projects; participated in the Bill Clinton interviews; directed the Edward Kennedy Oral History Project; and co-directs the Hillary Rodham Clinton Oral History Project. She served as a U.S. Supreme Court fellow and has worked for both Republican and Democratic members of the Senate.

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Margaret Foster Riley

Margaret Foster Riley, Dorothy Danforth Compton Professor at the Miller Center, is professor of law at UVA Law School, professor of public health sciences at the UVA School of Medicine, and professor of public policy at the University’s Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy. She also directs the Animal Law Program at the law school.

A scholar working in the intersection of law, regulation, policy, and ethics in the life sciences, Riley has written and presented extensively about health care law, biomedical research, genetics, food and drug regulation, reproductive technologies, human and animal biotechnology, and public health.