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First Mondays presents:

A Discussion of the Recent Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization Decision 

Monday, October 3, 2022
12 - 12:50 p.m.
Room 200 or Zoom
(link to be sent in confirmation email after registration)

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This program is the second in a series of three discussing this topic. Click here to read more about the session 1. 

A unique opportunity to hear from experts at Albany Law School, Albany Medical College, and the Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, as they delve into the legal, medical, and psychological effects of this landmark decision. More about what each expert will discuss is below. 

Hosts

Prof. Patricia Reyhan
Distinguished Professor of Law

Prof. Ted De Barbieri
Associate Professor of Law; Director, Community Economic Development Clinic

Moderator 

Prof. Evelyn Tenenbaum
Professor of Law, Albany Law School; Professor of Bioethics, Albany Medical College 

Expert Speakers

Barry DeCoster, Ph.D. Philosophy
Associate Professor, Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Rachel Flink-Bochacki, M.D., M.P.H.
Associate Professor, Albany Medical College, Division Chief of Family Planning

Wendy M. Parker, Ph.D. Sociology, M.P.A. Public Administration and Public Policy
Associate Professor, Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

What the experts will discuss:

Barry DeCoster, Ph.D. Philosophy, Associate Professor, Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences:

Dr. DeCoster will examine the unintended ripple effects of the Dobbs decision on clinical and ethical decisions outside of abortion care. More specifically, serious ethical and legal issues are raised with respect to the medical treatment of women who are, or may become, pregnant when the standard of care involves medications that may cause spontaneous abortion or teratogenic effects on fetuses.

Rachel Flink-Bochacki, M.D., M.P.H., Associate Professor, Albany Medical College, Division Chief of Family Planning: 

Dr. Flink-Bochacki will discuss the broad effects of the Dobbs decision on people seeking abortion, patients with pregnancy complications including miscarriage and ectopic pregnancy, and pregnant people in general. She will present data predicting increased maternal mortality and morbidity, especially for already marginalized populations, and on the long-term detrimental consequences for the OBGYN workforce and access to health care in states affected by abortion laws enacted after the Dobbs decision.

Wendy M. Parker, Ph.D. Sociology, M.P.A. Public Administration and Public Policy, Associate Professor, Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences:

Dr. Parker will discuss the psychological, social and health consequences of being denied a wanted abortion. She will discuss how policing abortions will impact individuals, families, and communities and how the expanded criminalization and incarceration that will result from the change in abortion laws will disproportionately affect minority and underserved communities already struggling to connect to the health system.

Prof. Evelyn Tenenbaum, Professor of Law; Professor of Bioethics at Albany Medical College; Director, Health Law and Compliance Program

Professor Tenenbaum has served in the Attorney General's office as a Section Chief and Assistant Solicitor General and was a consultant to the New York State Department of Health. Specializing in health law, she is currently also a Professor of Bioethics at Albany Medical College and has published widely in the areas of health law, bioethics and civil rights. Professor Tenenbaum has extensive experience handling and supervising health care litigation, and has successfully handled dozens of cases in the federal and state courts. 

 


About First Mondays Series

First Mondays is a special discussion program about current business and political events through a legal lens. This program is an opportunity to meet Albany Law School faculty and to participate in a stimulating discussion on world events.


Information about Health and Safety:

This event will occur indoors. You must be fully vaccinated and have at least one eligible booster shot or have proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 24 hours of arrival. Before you join us, we want you to know we are a mask friendly community. If you are sick, or think you are getting sick, or you’ve been in close contact with a COVID positive individual, please don’t join us, we will catch you next time. Finally, consider taking a home test prior to coming to the event.
 

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