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What’s at Stake for Women’s Health Care

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Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 6:30 PM

As the Senate considers a lifetime appointment for a new justice to the U.S. Supreme Court, the Institute gathered leaders and policymakers to discuss the state of reproductive rights and what’s at stake for women’s health care access in the Commonwealth and across the nation. Hosted in partnership with WBUR, the panel addressed the significance of the Massachusetts legislature’s recent repeal of antiquated state abortion laws, the implications of proposed federal changes to Title X funding for health care providers, and how policy makers and advocacy organizations are preparing for the changing makeup of the Supreme Court.

Speakers included:

Dr. Jennifer Childs-Roshak, @DrJenCR, President and CEO, Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts and President, Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts

Monica Valdes Lupi, @HealthyBoston, Executive Director, Boston Public Health Commission

Marylou Sudders, @MLSudders, Secretary of Health and Human Services, Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Moderated by:

Carey Goldberg, @commonhealth, Health/science reporter for WBUR and Editor of CommonHealth

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