Event Details
Guest Speaker: Lynne Paltrow
Event Type:Featured Event
Location:Hall of Letters, Rm. 100
Tuesday, November 05, 2013
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
University of Redlands Events
Jennifer Nelson
Lynn M. Paltrow, J.D. is the Founder and Executive Director of National Advocates for Pregnant Women ("NAPW"). Ms. Paltrow is a graduate of Cornell University and New York University School of Law. She has worked on numerous cases challenging restrictions on the right to choose abortion as well cases opposing the prosecution and punishment of pregnant women seeking to continue their pregnancies to term. Ms. Paltrow has served as a senior staff attorney at the ACLU's Reproductive Freedom Project, as Director of Special Litigation at the Center for Reproductive Law and Policy, and as Vice President for Public Affairs for Planned Parenthood of New York City. Ms. Paltrow conceived of and filed the first affirmative federal civil rights challenge to a hospital policy of searching pregnant women for evidence of drug use and turning that information over to the police. In the case of Ferguson et. al. v. City of Charleston et. al. the United States Supreme Court agreed that such a policy violates the 4th amendment's protections against unreasonable searches and seizures.

Through her work as a national litigator and strategist in cases involving the intersection of the war on reproductive freedom and the war on drugs, Ms. Paltrow recognizes the need for a shift in the reproductive rights paradigm – away from divisive (and inaccurate) “pro-choice” and “anti-choice” categorizations and toward a set of inclusive, positive reproductive and family justice values around which a broad base of allies can mobilize. As Executive Director of NAPW Ms. Paltrow combines legal advocacy with grassroots activism and grasstops advocacy and policy work to help bring about this shift. She is a frequent guest lecturer and writer for popular press, law reviews and medical journals.
This event is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by WGST and co-sponsored by CDI. For more information, contact Jennifer Nelson at 909-748-8729.
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