If/When/How: Lawyering for Reproductive Justice - Religious Refusals and Reproductive Justice

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Thursday, October 20, 2016 @ 12:15pm2016-10-20 12:15:00 2016-10-20 12:15:00 If/When/How: Lawyering for Reproductive Justice - Religious Refusals and Reproductive Justice Reproductive rights and religious beliefs often come into conflict. How should and does the law come out when these two fundamental rights produce different answers to the same question? Is there a way to allow all persons to exercise bodily autonomy and participate in fully-informed decision-making while protecting sectarian beliefs?Lorie Chaiten, Director of the Reproductive Rights Project at the ACLU of Illinois, will discuss this topic in a lunchtime program. Ms. Chaiten has been involved in reproductive rights litigation and advocacy throughout her 30 year legal career. She leads the ACLU of Illinois’ advocacy to secure rights to the full range of reproductive health care, medical privacy and gender equality. Ms. Chaiten has litigated numerous challenges to laws that impede access to abortion, contraception and other reproductive health care. She is a co-author of Religious Refusals under the Affordable Care Act: Contraception as Essential Health Care, 15 DePaul J. Health Care L. 1 2013.This event is free and open to the public, but seating may be limited. Lunch will be provided. - University of Chicago Law School willcanderson@uchicago.edu America/Chicago public
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Reproductive rights and religious beliefs often come into conflict. How should and does the law come out when these two fundamental rights produce different answers to the same question? Is there a way to allow all persons to exercise bodily autonomy and participate in fully-informed decision-making while protecting sectarian beliefs?

Lorie Chaiten, Director of the Reproductive Rights Project at the ACLU of Illinois, will discuss this topic in a lunchtime program. Ms. Chaiten has been involved in reproductive rights litigation and advocacy throughout her 30 year legal career. She leads the ACLU of Illinois’ advocacy to secure rights to the full range of reproductive health care, medical privacy and gender equality. Ms. Chaiten has litigated numerous challenges to laws that impede access to abortion, contraception and other reproductive health care. She is a co-author of Religious Refusals under the Affordable Care Act: Contraception as Essential Health Care, 15 DePaul J. Health Care L. 1 2013.

This event is free and open to the public, but seating may be limited. Lunch will be provided.