Danger: Pregnancy Ahead
Examining the Growing Number of Infringements on Women’s Access to Health Care
A Special Event to Commemorate the Anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Decision
The threats to women’s health care are real. Today, in the name of fetal rights and under the guise of the war on drugs, women have been arrested for being pregnant and continuing to term in spite of a drug or alcohol problem. In addition, training and technological advances in the area of reproductive health care are under attack. If you share the concern that women’s overall health is being alarmingly jeopardized, plan to attend the NCJW/Essex Lunch and Learn, Danger: Pregnancy Ahead, on Thursday, January 18, 2017. This special event commemorates the anniversary of the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision ensuring a woman’s right to a safe and legal abortion. The program, from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm, will be held at Congregation B’nai Jeshurun, 1025 South Orange Avenue, Short Hills, NJ.
“Danger: Pregnancy Ahead” will focus on the punitive and counterproductive child welfare interventions that threaten pregnant women with child neglect or abuse, restrictions faced by health care providers and how they impact patient care, and the challenges in New Jersey related to reproductive health care. The program will feature a panel of experts in reproductive health and advocacy including: Nancy Rosenbloom, JD, Director of Legal Advocacy, National Advocates for Pregnant Women, Noa’a Shimoni, MD, Medical Director of Student Health Services, NJ Medical School Department of Family Medicine, and three speakers from NJ Medical School Department of OB/GYN & Women’s Health — Mark H. Einstein, MD, MS, Professor and Chair, Lauren Barlog, MD, Assistant Professor, and Natalie Roche, MD, Assistant Professor.
Danger: Pregnancy Ahead is being co-sponsored by many community organizations supporting reproductive justice. The program is $20 and includes a buffet lunch. Pre-registration is required. Please call (973) 740-0588 or visit www.ncjwessex.org to register.