A New Abortion Debate


Georgetown Progressive Alliance for Life and Georgetown Law Students for Reproductive Justice present

A New Abortion Debate

Emerging Perspectives on Choice, Life and Law

The long-standing debate over the legality of abortion in the United States can often be politically divisive and can drain resources and attention from other issues that affect the health and well-being of women and families. The goal of this symposium is to bring together pro-choice and pro-life scholars and activists who are interested in new and emerging ideas about the abortion debate, and the role that it plays in the U.S. and abroad. This includes both scholars working on "common ground" policy or philosophical scholarship, as well as other individuals who are seeking to broaden the scope of the abortion debate to non-legal and non-constitutional themes.

Friday, November 13
9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

120 F Street NW
Washington DC, 20001
Gewirz Building 12th Floor


Schedule of Events:

Welcome & Introduction

10:00 a.m.
Dean T. Alexander Aleinikoff, Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, DC

Beyond Roe: The Costs of Constitutionalizing the Right to Abortion

10:15-11:30 a.m.
Robin West (moderator), Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, DC
Reva Siegel, Yale Law School, New Haven, CT
Charles Lugosi, Formerly Ave Maria School of Law, Detroit, ME
April Cherry, Cleveland State University School of Law

Finding Common Ground in the Abortion Debate

11:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Susan Stabile (moderator), University of St. Thomas School of Law, Minneapolis, MN
Kristen Day, Democrats for Life, Washington, DC
Aspen Baker, Executive Director of Exhale, San Francisco, CA
Rachel Laser, Culture Project Director, Third Way, Washington, DC
Cristina Page, Moderator of RH Reality Check 'Common Ground' Blog New York, NY

Abortion and the Rights of Women and Children Across the Globe

2:00-3:15 p.m.
Nina Pillard (moderator), Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, DC
Pedro Pallares, Universidad Panamericana, Guadalajara, Mexico
Rev. Joseph Isanga, Ave Maria School of Law, Naples, FL
Rebecca Cook, University of Toronto Law, Toronto, Canada

Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Abortion, Reproduction and Human Rights

3:30-4:45 pm
Elizabeth Schiltz (moderator), University of St. Thomas School of Law, Minneapolis, MN
Patrick Lee, Franciscan University of Steubenville, Steubenville, OH
Malika Saada Saar, Executive Director of Rebecca Project for Human Rights, Washington, DC
Shari Motro, University of Richmond School of Law, Richmond, VA