BOSTON, MA – Senator Jason Lewis is pleased to announce that he will be hosting a Community Conversation on the topic of reproductive justice and freedom. With the Supreme Court having overturned Roe v Wade, more than half of states across the country have already, or are expected to, ban or severely restrict access to abortion care. In Massachusetts, the state legislature has taken decisive action to protect and expand access to reproductive healthcare, but there is still more that needs to be done.
Community Conversation: The Fight for Reproductive Justice and Freedom will take place on Tuesday, October 11, 2022 from 6:30-8:00 pm. The event will be live-streamed at Facebook.com/SenJasonLewis and a recording will also be available after the event.
Senator Lewis will be joined by a distinguished panel of experts, including Claire Teylouni, Director of Government Affairs at Reproductive Equity Now; Dr. Erin Tracy Bradley, MD, MPH, FACOG, Associate Professor in Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology at Harvard Medical School; and Katherine Rushfirth, CNM, FACNM, Policy Director at the Neighborhood Birth Center.
Senator Lewis and the panelists will explore issues ranging from access to abortion and other reproductive health services to reducing maternal health disparities in Massachusetts. They will discuss concrete ways that we can tackle these issues and advance greater reproductive justice and equity in our communities and Commonwealth. After opening remarks from each panelist there will be ample time for audience questions and discussion.
If you have any questions about this event or need further details, please contact Senator Lewis’ Office atJason.Lewis@masenate.gov or (617) 722-1206. You can RSVP at facebook.com/SenJasonLewis. All are welcome to attend.
Previous Community Conversations hosted by Senator Lewis have addressed a wide range of timely topics, including racial justice; public education; climate change and environmental sustainability; early education and childcare; public transportation; small business and entrepreneurship; challenges facing senior citizens and caregivers; supporting our veterans; mental health and addiction; and affordable housing.