By Nicolas Terry
I welcome three excellent guests this week. Our discussion centers around new abortion restrictions issued as part of state responses to COVID-19. For example, in Texas, Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order banning nonessential medical services. Subsequently, his attorney general interpreted that order as applying to all abortions. Planned Parenthood successfully applied for a temporary restraining order in the district court, only for the Fifth Circuit to lift the stay.
My first guest, well-known to the TWIHL listener, is Rachel Rebouché, Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Research at Temple University where she teaches Family Law, Health Care Law, and Contracts.
Next I speak to Patty Skuster is a Senior Legal Advisor at Ipas, a non-profit dedicated to improving reproductive rights. She is also a Fellow at Temple University’s Center for Public Health Law Research.
Last but not least, Adrienne Ghorashi is a Program Manager at the Center for Public Health Law Research. Her work focuses on the intersection of laws and reproductive and sexual health, including the regulation of abortion in the U.S. and globally.
The Week in Health Law Podcast from Nicolas Terry is a commuting-length discussion about some of the more thorny issues in health law and policy. Subscribe at Apple Podcasts or Google Play, listen at Stitcher Radio, Spotify, Tunein or Podbean.
Show notes and more are at TWIHL.com. If you have comments, an idea for a show or a topic to discuss you can find me on Twitter @nicolasterry or @WeekInHealthLaw.