On Tuesday, November 18, 2014, the Trust Women/Silver Ribbon Campaign helped to organize two sessions on abortion rights at the annual meeting of the American Public Health Association in New Orleans.

The topics, and links to the presentations where available, follow:

Session 4169: Abortion and Reproductive Rights: History and Current Politics Tuesday, November 18, 2014: 10:30 AM-12:00 PM  

Moderator: Cynthia A. Pearson , National Women’s Health Network

10:30 AM: Poverty and politics- their impact on women’s reproductive health outcomes over time Richard Kimball, MSN/MPH, PHCNS-BC, PhD, RN

10:45 AM: Dr. celestino lajonchere and the provision of abortion services in early revolutionary Cuba Ross Danielson,  PhD

11:00 AM: Access to Abortion and Contraception as Measures of Inequality Ellen R. Shaffer, PhD MPH , Renee Carter, MD MPH, James Wohlleb, PhD

11:15 AM: Sex Education, Abortion and Pregnancy Criminalization – Shaming Legislation & Its Impact on Poor Women and Girls in the Conservative Evangelical South Cherisse Scott, Founder/CEO, SisterReach, Tennessee

Organized by: Socialist Caucus Endorsed by: Women’s Caucus, APHA-Committee on Women’s Right

Session 4345: P. Ellen Parsons Memorial Session: Stirring the pot to defend women’s rights in New Orleans and nationally Tuesday, November 18, 2014: 2:30 PM-4:00 PM

Organizer: Ellen R. Shaffer, PhD MPH

Moderator: Jenna Jerman PhD, Guttmacher Institute

2:30 PM: New Orleans: Advocating for reproductive justice and public health in an epicenter of disparities Lisa Richardson, PhD.

2:50 PM: Documenting the impact of the Hyde Amendment on women’s abortion access Amanda Dennis, DrPH, MBE, Ibis Reproductive Health

3:10 PM: Saying the “A” Word: Abortion Advocacy and Assistance in Louisiana Jessie Nieblas, MPH, New Orleans Abortion Fund

3:30 PM: We can’t go back: Advancing women’s rights is key to public health Ellen Shaffer, PhD, MPH, Renee Carter, MD MPH, James Wohlleb, PhD

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