CPRC SEMINAR: Navigating the Obstacle Course of Abortion Access (Book Talk)

October 20 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Event Organizer

Columbia Population Research Center
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OPEN TO THE COLUMBIA COMMUNITY | ONLINE (VIA ZOOM) | REGISTRATION REQUIRED–LINK FORTHCOMING

Featuring
DAVID S. COHEN
Professor of Law
Thomas R. Kline School of Law, Drexel University
&
CAROLE JAFFE
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health, University of California San Francisco

Hosted by
COLUMBIA POPULATION RESEARCH CENTER (CPRC)

ABOUT THE EVENT

At this seminar, Drexel law professor David S. Cohen (bio) and UCSF sociologist Carole Jaffe (bio) will outline the key findings of their coauthored book, Obstacle Course: The Everyday Struggle to Get an Abortion in America, which tells the story of the formidable barriers people face when trying to exercise their legal rights to medical services. The book lays bare the often arduous and unnecessarily burdensome process of terminating a pregnancy: the sabotaged decision-making, clinics in remote locations, insurance bans, harassing protesters, forced ultrasounds and dishonest medical information, arbitrary waiting periods, and unjustified procedure limitations. More details on their presentation here.