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At Home with the League of Women Voters: “Abortion Access: The Crisis of Reproductive Rights in Texas” (Online)
November 16 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
The League of Women Voters of the City of NY presents At Home With The League on Texas’s new abortion restrictions.
As of September 1, 2021, Texas’ governor Greg Abbot signed into law the strictest abortion law (SB 8) in the country, banning procedures as early as six weeks into pregnancy. Advocacy organizations across the country are challenging these new regulations and are committed to protecting the rights of women to make these choices. Join the LWVNYC for a conversation with experts about the potential impact of these events.
David S. Cohen is a professor of law at Drexel University. He litigates cases for the Women’s Law Project in Philadelphia and is on the board of directors for the national Abortion Care Network. David specializes on the intersection of constitutional law and gender, emphasizing how the law impacts abortion provision, including violence against abortion providers, sex segregation and masculinity. He also researches voting anomalies in the Supreme Court.
Aimee Arrambide is the Executive Director of Avow, a non-profit advocacy organization that works to secure unrestricted abortion access for every Texan. She was inspired to go into reproductive health, rights and justice by her father who was an abortion provider in central and south Texas. She studied Philosophy at the University of Texas and received her Juris Doctor from New York Law School and joined Avow in 2006 and 2007, becoming the political affairs director in 2013 and 2014 and the executive director in 2018.