Nation’s First and Only Select Committee on Women’s Reproductive Health to Hold Second Hearing Tomorrow

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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