Abortion in the post Roe vs Wade world: what next & can research help?

Institute of Global Innovations/Zoom
Tuesday 6 December 2022 (12:30-15:30)

This is a special, extended edition of our regular informal research discussions to mark Human Rights Day, 2002. The meeting will feature short presentations from a range of experienced speakers from across different disciplines and with a range of experiences and perspectives of abortion. The discussions will explore current barriers, experiences and priorities of patients and healthcare workers in the post Roe vs Wade landscape, in the UK and abroad.

We are delighted to announce that our speakers will include:

  • Dr Jeremy Williams, Department of Philosophy, University of Birmingham
  • Dr Pam Lowe, Centre for Critical Inquiry into Society and Culture, Aston University
  • Emily Ottley, PhD candidate in Law, Kings College London
  • Dr Antonella Lavelanet, School of Law, University of Birmingham and Medical Officer at World Health Organisation

Expected timings are:

  • 12:30 - Lunch and networking (snacks and refreshments available throughout, please let us know about any dietary requirements)
  • 13:00 - What has happened in law and what next? Country and local comparisons
  • 13:40 - Discussion / Q&A
  • 14:00 - What is happening in practice? Clinics, access services and support routes
  • 14:40 - Q&A
  • 14:50 - What's next for research? - Discussion
  • 15:00 - event ends, with time for continued networking until 15:30

This is an informal, 'show & tell' event to encourage discussions, networking, research ideation and collaboration and sharing ideas. The meetings are held in the Institute of Global Innovations building at 54 Pritchatts Road on the University of Birmingham campus, in the main seminar room, G05. The room has hybrid capabilities and participation via Zoom is possible. Please sign up and confirm your attendance type (online or in person) by 28th November for catering.

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