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September 20, 2018

What’s at Stake for Women’s Health Care: Kennedy Institute Hosts Panel of Advocacy and Policy Experts

As the Senate considers a lifetime appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court, the Institute and WBUR are partnering for a conversation about the state of women’s health care in Massachusetts and the nation

BOSTON – On Tuesday, September 25, the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate is partnering with WBUR to convene a conversation on the state and future of women’s health care. In a discussion moderated by WBUR’s Carey Goldberg, leaders in women’s health policy and advocacy will discuss the state of reproductive rights in the Commonwealth, the implications of the proposed federal changes to Title X funding for health care providers, and how providers and advocacy organizations are preparing for the changing make up of the U.S. Supreme Court.

WHAT: A moderated discussion: What’s at Stake for Women’s Health Care

WHO: MaryLou Sudders, Secretary of Health and Human Services, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Monica Valdes Lupi, Executive Director, Boston Public Health Commission
Dr. Jennifer Childs-Roshak, President and CEO, Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts and Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts
Moderated by Carey Goldberg, Health/science reporter for WBUR and Editor of CommonHealth

WHEN: Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.

WHERE: Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate
Columbia Point, Boston, MA

This event is OPEN PRESS. RSVP to

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