This past August 13th, a scintillating panel of experts discussed the looming reproductive justice crisis occasioned by the efforts to curtail women’s access to abortions that’s going on around the country.
As the panelists warned, Californians may think these threats are far away, in states in the Midwest and South where fundamentalist Christians hold more sway, but the problem hits us here in the more rural parts of the state—and will hit all American women if the anti-abortion movement can get the Supreme Court to curtail or overthrow the landmark Rowe v. Wade decision.
On hand for the discussion at Pasadena’s Friends Meeting hall were
- Aditi Fuitwala, ACLU SoCal attorney in the LGBTQ, Gender, and Reproductive Justice Project.
- Norma Rodriguez, Manager of Public Affairs at Planned Parenthood Pasadena & San Gabriel Valley.
- Sharon Kyle, ACLU SoCal Union Board, ACLU National Board Representative, law professor, Publisher, LA Progressive
Marla Tauscher, a Pasadena-area attorney who serves on the ACLU Pasadena/Foothills board, moderated the evening’s discussion.
Chapter president Paloma Nafarrate hosted the evening and filmed the event. Please view it and comment.
Next up for our Chapter’s regular series of panel are “Keeping Families Together: How Detention Centers and Prisons Target Minorities,” scheduled for 10 September at the Friends Meeting Hall.
Then, as part of the Left Coast Forum ’19, held October 11-13 at Occidental College, our Economic Justice Committee will present a panel on the ongoing Rent Control battles in Pasadena and Glendale.