Raising the Bar: Defending Access to Abortion in New Jersey

May 23, 2023 @ 12:30 pm

On May 23, the ACLU of New Jersey will bring together leading experts for a discussion on the impact of abortion restrictions and the future of reproductive health care in New Jersey and across the country.

When the U.S. Supreme Court issued its devastating ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization that eliminated federal constitutional protections for abortion rights, it emboldened anti-abortion politicians across the country to strip access to abortion from millions of people. With the rise of abortion restrictions across the country, there is an urgent need to protect individuals who receive, facilitate, or provide legal reproductive health services in the state. This includes mitigating legal risks for providers as well as increasing patient access to abortion care.

This event will be moderated by ACLU-NJ Legal Director Jeanne LoCicero. Panelists include:  

  • Dr. Kristyn Brandi, Darney-Landy Fellow, Strategies for Health Equity and OB/GYN Physician
  • Lauren Johnson, Director of the ACLU Abortion Criminal Defense Initiative
  • Kimberly Mutcherson, Co-Dean and Professor of Law, Rutgers Law School
  • Catherine Weiss, Partner & Chair of the Lowenstein Center for the Public Interest, Lowenstein Sandler

Please join us for an event about the legal issues that are shaping the future of reproductive rights in our state. To purchase or learn more about sponsorship opportunities for this event, please visit the Sponsorship Opportunities page.

CLE accreditation will be provided courtesy of Lowenstein Sandler; accompanying materials can be found here. To receive CLE credit for this training, please fill out the forms at the links below as soon as possible after the event. The links expire one week after the event. 

Thank you to our sponsors:

Guardian: Lowenstein Sandler, LLP
Advocate: Barry, Corrado, & Grassi, PC; New Jersey Performing Arts Center; Pashman Stein Walder Hayden; Gibbons P.C.; CSG Law Firm; Anonymous
Co-Sponsors: New Jersey Muslim Lawyers Association