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Reproductive Rights Through the Centuries
July 20, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
As one of the nation’s leading healthcare law and policy analysts, Judy Waxman will address the timely question—will women ever have control over their own bodies? After over 200 years of sociopolitical struggle for medical equality and reproductive rights, where are American women in their fight for bodily autonomy? Waxman will discuss these questions, reproductive rights throughout the centuries, and the legal battlegrounds facing advocates today during this energizing event with WNDC.
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Judy Waxman has more than 40 years of experience consulting with hundreds of state and national organizations working to improve the health of women and other vulnerable groups, and has worked as a senior staff leader in health and reproductive rights policy at the National Women’s Law Center, Families USA, and the National Health Law Program. From 1989–1991, she was a senior policy analyst at the US Bipartisan Commission on Comprehensive Health Care (Pepper Commission), which created a universal health care plan that evolved into the Affordable Care Act. She was also an attorney at the US Public Health Service. Judy specializes on implementation of the ACA, particularly as it relates to women and other vulnerable consumers. In addition, she is a national expert on Medicaid law and its implementation, and strategies for enhancing access to family planning services for all women and in particular low-income women.