Access to Reproductive Health Care: Being a Women of Color During COVID-19

When:
May 21, 2020 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
2020-05-21T13:00:00-04:00
2020-05-21T14:00:00-04:00
Cost:
Free

Access to Reproductive Health Care: Being a Women of Color During COVID-19
May 21, 2020 1pm - 2pm

Program Description: Black women face significant health disparities as a result of systemic racism, including the highest rates of maternal mortality compared to women of other races. COVID-19 is also disproportionately affecting Black women and women of color, while intensifying access barriers to safe sexual and reproductive healthcare. In response to COVID-19, some lawmakers’ executive orders deem reproductive healthcare services as non-essential, making abortion care virtually inaccessible. Pregnant people seeking prenatal care are facing strained healthcare systems that may exacerbate the maternal health crisis. Join this conversation with experts on health and human rights as they discuss access to reproductive healthcare during a pandemic, explain the essential nature of both birth and abortion care, and the barriers these executive orders create for people of color. CLE Credits Pending

Panelists:
1. Alexandra Thompson: Staff Attorney, US Litigation, Center for Reproductive Rights
2. Chanel L. Porchia – Albert: Founder and CEO of Ancient Song Doula Services
3. Carmen Mojica: Certified Professional Midwife, The Bronx (Re)Birth and Progress Collective

Moderators:
Diamond Brown, Counsel, Center for Reproductive Rights
Jason Clark, President, Metropolitan Black Bar Association

Co-Sponsored:
Metropolitan Black Bar Association
Center for Reproductive Rights
Law for Black Lives, DC Chapter
Greater Washington Area Chapter, Women Lawyers Division, National Bar Association