To commemorate both Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day this panel addresses the contested history of reproductive health in the U.S. and internationally. Speakers will discuss legal controversies around health insurance and contraception, accessibility of reproductive health services, especially in the southern U.S, and the assault on Planned Parenthood, both figuratively and literally. The panel will also consider the impact of U.S. policies on the availability and accessibility of women’s reproductive health services worldwide.
Panelists: Faye Wattleton, former president, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Donna Lieberman, Executive Director, New York Civil Liberties Union, and Iris Lopez, Department Chair and Professor of Sociology and Co-Director of Latin American & Latino Studies, City College of New York. Moderator: Ida Susser, Professor and Chair of Anthropology, Hunter College and CUNY Graduate Center, and Roosevelt House Faculty Associate.