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First Amendment Issues in Regulating Reproduction

First Amendment Issues in Regulating Reproduction
Friday, April 13, 2012
10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Location: Room 129
Lunch will be provided

Please join the Program for the Study of Reproductive Justice at the ISP for a symposium that will bring together pro-choice litigators, academics, and city attorneys to examine First Amendment limitations on the state's ability to compel speech about reproductive health services. Compelled speech laws range from city ordinances that compel anti-choice crisis pregnancy centers to post signs disclosing what services they provide and whether they have medical professionals on staff, to laws requiring abortion providers to give patients information sometimes false -- designed to encourage them to carry their pregnancies to term, to laws that require abortion providers to perform, display, and describe the results of an ultrasound of the fetus.

10:00 - 11:45 am Panel 1 Compelled Ideological Speech or Truthful Dissuasion: The Case of Mandatory Physician Speech and Transvaginal Ultrasounds

Panelists:

  • Andy Beck, Staff Attorney, Reproductive Freedom Project, ACLU
  • Julie Rikelman, Litigation Director, Center for Reproductive Rights

Moderator:

  • Priscilla Smith, Senior Fellow, Program for the Study of Reproductive Justice in the ISP at Yale Law School

12:30 - 2:15pm Panel 2 Compelled Ideological Speech or Fraud Prevention: The Case of Mandatory Disclosures by Crisis Pregnancy Centers

Panelists:

  • Erin Bernstein, Deputy City Attorney, City and County of San Francisco
  • Suzanne Sangree, Chief Solicitor, City of Baltimore Law Department
  • Stephanie Toti, Senior Staff Attorney, Center for Reproductive Rights

Moderator:

  • Jennifer Keighley, Resident Fellow, Program for the Study of Reproductive Justice in the ISP at Yale Law School