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The Fight for Abortion Rights in the Trump Era

April 28, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

A panel hosted by NYC 4 Abortion Rights

There has been a steady barrage of attacks on a women’s reproductive rights since the Supreme Court legalized abortion in 1973 — the Hyde Amendment, which blocks Federal Medicaid funding for abortions, laws requiring waiting periods, punitive regulations that have shuttered countless clinics across the country, and an increase in anti-abortion demonstrations in front of clinics. Trump has vowed to defund Planned Parenthood, which would severely restrict access to birth control, abortion, and women’s health services for millions across the country. Enough is enough! We need to rebuild a fighting movement that is unapologetically for abortion rights and reproductive freedom.

Madeline Gomez, JD – Madeline assists with all aspects of the Center for Reproductive Rights’ U.S. litigation. She is a graduate of Columbia Law School, where she participated in the Sexuality and Gender Law Clinic and worked as a research assistant to Professor Carol Sanger.

Cynthia Calixte, MD – Cynthia is a family medicine doctor and an Empire Clinical Research Investigator Reproductive Health fellow at Reproductive Health Access Project. She is currently pursuing her master’s degree in public health at CUNY.

Celia Petty – Celia, a long-time union organizer, has been active in women’s rights and reproductive rights since the 1970s. She will be talking about earlier struggles for abortion rights and the importance of bold, unapologetic action – especially in this political moment – to defend and expand reproductive freedom.

Kate Castle – Kate is a Research Assistant at the Guttmacher Institute, a non-profit dedicated to advancing sexual and reproductive health and rights. She worked as a counselor at an independent abortion clinic in Michigan for two years and volunteers as an abortion doula.

*The views of the panelists are their own and do not necessarily reflect those of their employers

Beer and wine will be available ($3 suggested donation per drink).

Event will be live streamed from our Facebook page for anyone that can’t make it!


April 28, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Event Category:


NYC for Abortion Rights


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