CORE Exchange


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Schedule of Events

All times listed are Central Time.

Start Session Title Speaker(s) Affiliation
9:00 AM Welcome Jenny Higgins CORE
9:10 AM Keynote: Policing Black Women’s Health: The Urgency of Reproductive Justice
Followed by a Q & A Dorothy Roberts University of Pennsylvania
9:45 AM Abortion Access in Wisconsin
The State of the State: The Wisconsin Abortion Landscape Jenny Higgins CORE
In the Courts: Wisconsin’s 1849 Criminal Abortion Ban Nicole Safar Law Forward
10:10 AM Challenges to Contraceptive Access in Wisconsin
Sexual and Reproductive Health Care Access and Service Delivery in Wisconsin: Latest Landscape and Projected Shifts Megan Kavanaugh The Guttmacher Institute
What We Don’t Know about Contraceptive Access Leigh Senderowicz UW Departments of Gender & Women’s Studies and Obstetrics & Gynecology
10:50 AM Break (5-minute)
10:55 AM Panel: Impact of the Wisconsin Abortion Ban on the Black Community
Featuring Micaela Berry-Smith (Foundation for Black Women’s Wellness), Kelly Ward (UW Departments of Gender & Women’s Studies and Sociology), and Lexy Ware (POWER – Pregnancy Options Wisconsin: Education, Resources & Support).
Facilitated by Zakiyyah Sorensen (CORE).
11:40 AM The Impact of the Dobbs Decision on Clinicians and Obstetrics Care
Joint presentation Eliza Bennett and Laura Jacques UW Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
12:15 PM Grab your Lunch – Break (10-minute)
12:25 PM Lunchtime Session: Self-Managed Abortion
What Do We Know about Self-Managed Abortion in Wisconsin Jenny Higgins CORE
Motivations for and Models of Self-Managed Abortion Care: Health and Legal Implications Heidi Moseson Ibis Reproductive Health
12:50 PM Criminalization of Pregnancy and Self-Managed Abortion
Before, During, and After Roe: Understanding the Criminalization of Self-Managed Abortion Farah Diaz-Tello If/When/How
Wisconsin’s Act 292 and Other Pregnancy Policing Christine Durrance UW La Follette School of Public Affairs
1:20 PM Break (5-minute)
1:25 PM Panel: Public Health Law Research and Abortion
Featuring Adrienne Ghorashi (Center for Public Health Law Research, Temple University), Mayra Pineda-Torres (Georgia Institute of Technology, and Sara Redd (Center for Reproductive Health Research in the Southeast, Emory University).
Facilitated by Tiffany Green (UW Departments of Population Health Studies and Obstetrics & Gynecology).
2:10 PM Reproductive Health Policy, Politics, and Movements
Abortion Rights, Democratic Attitudes, and Information in the 2022 Midterm Elections Michael Wagner UW School of Journalism and Mass Communications
Wisconsin Repro-Politics Courtney Hayward Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin
Movement Updates: Building Collective Power and Community Care for Abortion Access Cynthia Lin National Network of Abortion Funds
2:55 PM Closing