Hearing on Wednesday in Sacramento Addressing Barriers to Providing Care
SACRAMENTO – Tomorrow, the nation’s first and only Select Committee on Women’s Reproductive Health, Chaired by Assemblymember Rebecca Bauer-Kahan (D-16), will hold its second hearing in Sacramento at the State Capitol.
At a time when reproductive health care is under attack across the nation, the California legislature continues to demonstrate its commitment to protecting and expanding access to comprehensive sexual and reproductive health care. This hearing will feature two panels of legal, policy, and research experts discussing the barriers to providing care, especially as it relates to religious-based care. The panels will examine the current landscape and impact of religious based policies and restrictions in health care.
What: Select Committee on Women’s Reproductive Health
Informational Hearing: Barriers to Providing Care
When: March 11, 2020, 11am – 1pm
Where: State Capitol, Room 444
Who: Melanie Fontes Rainer, Special Assistant Attorney General, Department of Justice
Michele Goodwin, Director, Center for Biotechnology & Global Health Policy, UCI School of Law
Maggy Krell, Chief Legal Counsel, Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California
Lori Freedman, ANSIRH, Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health, UCSF
Phyllida Burlingame, Reproductive Justice and Gender Equity Director, ACLU of California
Lisa Ikemoto, Professor, UC Davis
Evan Minton, Patient Advocate