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Reproductive Rights in 2020

2020 has been a notable year for reproductive rights. The Supreme Court decided June Medical Services v. Russo, its first abortion-related case following the changeover from Justices Scalia and Kennedy to Gorsuch and Kavanaugh. The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted access to abortion, sexual health, and reproductive health services.

In light of recent landmark events in the field of reproductive rights, the Bill of Health blog has created this symposium to present expert perspectives on these developments, both in the U.S. and internationally. In tandem with the symposium, the Petrie-Flom Center is hosting two complementary events, Reproductive Rights in 2020: June Medical Services v. Russo and COVID-19 and COVID-19 and the Politics of Reproductive Health: Global Perspectives. Learn more and register here.

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June Medical v. Russo Reflects Ongoing Struggle with Black Women’s Constitutional Equality by Michele Goodwin

A Radical Reorientation for U.S. Abortion Rights by Joanna Erdman

Questioning the Comparative Relevance of US Abortion Jurisprudence by Payal Shah

The Narrow Victory of June Medical Might Pave the Way for Future Abortion Restrictions by David S. Cohen

Preventing Access to Abortion is Prima Facie an “Undue Burden” by Louise P. King

Reflections on the Transnational Significance of June Medical by Fiona de Londras

Upholding Precedent While Rewriting It in June Medical Services v. Russo by Mary Ziegler

Substantial Obstacles after June Medical Services: ACOG v. FDA by Rachel Rebouché

June Medical Services and Access to Abortion: Comparative Lessons for the African Region by Charles Ngwena

The Challenge of Implementing Abortion Law Reform in Northern Ireland During COVID-19 by Fiona Bloomer