Abortion Futures? Unpacking Access and Reproductive Justice in Illinois

Date / Time

April 21, 2022

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm


As reproductive justice advocates, activists and scholars anticipate the U.S. Supreme Court overturning the 1973 landmark decision in Roe v. Wade, we gather to talk about the challenges and implications of federal rulings for abortion access in Illinois, especially as they affect women who are historically marginalized. We also consider how states like Illinois are poised to shape the conversation around access, what we learn or lose when public understanding of the national and local contexts of struggle for reproductive justice is framed through the lens of Roe v. Wade, and what lies ahead for activists and for those seeking abortions.

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  • Dr. Allison Cowett, Medical Director, Family Planning Associates Medical Group; Health Systems Clinician, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
  • Yamani Yansá Hernandez, former Executive Director, National Network of Abortion Funds
  • Megan Jeyifo, Executive Director, Chicago Abortion Fund
  • Teri McMurtry-Chubb, Associate Dean for Research & Faculty Development, UIC Law
  • Kim D. Ricardo, Professor of Law, UIC Law

Moderated by Dr. Elena Gutiérrez, Associate Professor, UIC Gender and Women’s Studies and Latin American and Latino Studies.

Free and open to the public.

CART live captioning will be provided. Please send any questions or access requests to wlrc@uic.edu.

Hosted by the UIC Women’s Leadership and Resource Center. Co-sponsored by UIC Gender and Women’s Studies, UIC Library, UIC Law, and UIC Women’s Law Caucus.

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