Clashing Rights: Free Speech and Reproductive Autonomy
April 25, 2014
Dockser Hall, 65 Forsyth Street, Boston, MA 02115
In recent years, the First Amendment’s free speech clause has played an increasingly critical role in the battle over reproductive rights. For example, states seeking to limit access to abortion have passed laws requiring abortion providers to inform women about the alleged mental health risks of abortion. These laws have been challenged in court as violating physicians’ rights to free speech.
On April 25, 2014, join prominent legal scholars and practitioners to explore the relationship between free speech and reproductive autonomy. Panel discussions will focus on key issues, including the rights of physicians to speak freely to their patients, the rights of abortion protesters to have their message heard and the way that courts should review the clash of rights.
Friday, April 25, 2014
|1:00 - 1:10 PM||
|1:10 - 2:15 PM||
Panel 1: Understanding the Conflict
Glen Cohen, Harvard Law School
|2:30 - 3:45 PM
Panel 2: Practitioners’ Perspectives
Marty Walz, Planned Parenthood of Massachusetts
|4:00 - 5:00 PM||
Panel 3: The First Amendment and Professional Speech
|5:00 - 6:00 PM||