With today’s political climate, we are all concerned about the President’s recent Supreme Court nominee pick, Brett Kavanaugh. This pick would mean a more conservative Supreme Court bench that can legally bring the country backwards on many issues like environmental justice, criminal justice reform, immigration rights, racial justice and reproductive rights.
In the reproductive rights and reproductive freedom movement, we’re concerned for the whole spectrum of reproductive health care in our country. If Roe v. Wade is overturned by the higher court, the domino effect and attack on reproductive rights will be severe, attacking not just abortion care but also birth control options and how/when people give birth.
We are having a Richmond Community Forum “If Roe Falls: What Happens in Virginia”, to discuss the future of Roe in the Commonwealth.
Our panel will include: Pro-Choice Champion Sen. Jennifer McClellan, Community Doula and Richmond Doula Project Member Ashley Johnson, Richmond Reproductive Freedom Project Collective Member Ha Tran, Reproductive Rights Advocate and University of Richmond Law Professor Meredith Harbach, and Planned Parenthood GYN Dr. Shanthi Ramesh.
Community members will have the opportunity to engage in dialogue with panelists about the status of reproductive health care in Virginia and what we can do next to help protect Roe and combat anti-abortion legislation on the state and local government level.
This event is FREE and light refreshments will be provided!