• After The Inauguration: Abortion Law In 2021

      Center for Public Health Law Research (Temple University Beasley School of Law); Case Western Reserve Law-Medicine Center (Case Western Reserve University) (2021-01-28)
      What is in store for abortion rights with new national leadership and a differently-configured Supreme Court? The coming year may prove crucial to abortion law’s future. The Biden Administration may revisit any number of anti-abortion policies, from the unnecessary regulation of medication abortion to restrictions on funding for abortion providers. At the same time, the constitutional right to abortion hangs in the balance. A majority of the Supreme Court stands poised to overturn or further eviscerate the core holding of Roe v. Wade, raising the specter of discriminatory criminalization of abortion care. This conversation brings together experts to discuss what the map for abortion access looks like with and without federal protection for abortion rights. Specifically, panelists discuss how abortion access could change – across state lines and through “tele-abortion” or self-managed abortion – and what challenges remain during the pandemic. Speakers not only analyze the abortion cases that may land before the Supreme Court, but also consider the potential responses of state legislatures and the federal government.