|It appears that the Supreme Court will be overturning Roe v. Wade. What is CA’s role in the fight post Roe? How can all of us channel our money, energy, knowledge to this issue, and to those people and communities who will be most affected by this ruling?
Come ready to get informed and get involved.
About the Speakers:
Assemblymember Rebecca Bauer-Kahan:
Rebecca Bauer-Kahan was elected to the State Assembly in 2018 to represent the 16th Assembly District in the East Bay. Rebecca was selected by her colleagues to serve in the Assembly leadership as Assistant Speaker pro Tempore and Chair of the Select Committee on Women’s Reproductive Health, the first committee of its kind in the nation. In the Assembly, Rebecca has passed 15 pieces of legislation, all which received bipartisan support, including bills to strengthen gun safety, protect victims of sexual exploitation, provide better access to health care, streamline government services, improve the environment and more. She is a proud Bay Area native, and graduated from University of Pennsylvania and Georgetown University Law Center. She and her husband live in Orinda with their three young children.
Jessica Pinckney is the executive director of ACCESS Reproductive Justice, which provides logistical and financial support to Californians and those traveling to California for abortion care, and combines direct services, community education, and policy advocacy to promote real reproductive options and access to quality health care. Jessica previously worked at In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda, YWCA USA, and the University of California (UC) Office of Federal Governmental Relations, in addition to serving on the Board of Directors for Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington and as co-director for New Leaders Council DC. She holds degrees in government and political science from Johns Hopkins University and the University of California, Santa Barbara. She is an avid reader, a native Californian, and an expectant mother.
Dr. Daniel Grossman, MD:
Daniel Grossman, MD is an abortion provider in San Francisco, a professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences at the University of California, San Francisco, and director of the collaborative research group Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health (ANSIRH). He focuses his research on both clinical and social science studies aimed at improving access to contraception and safe abortion in the United States. Dan has served on committees for professional organizations such as the American Public Health Association and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. He received his Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry from Yale University and an MD from Stanford University, and completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at UCSF.
Gretchen Sisson, PhD:
Gretchen Sisson, PhD is a qualitative sociologist at Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health (ANSIRH), in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, & Reproductive Science at the University of California, San Francisco. She serves on the Boards of Directors for WDN Action (a sister organization of the Women Donors Network) and Emerge America, and on the steering committee for Electing Women Bay Area, as well as regularly hosting and fundraising for Democratic candidates for federal office. Gretchen’s work focuses on the abortion and adoption in the United States, and she is the author of Relinquished: The American Mothers Behind Infants Adoption, forthcoming from St. Martin’s Press in January 2024. Gretchen lives in San Francisco with her husband, three children, and their little free library.
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