AlvarÃ© a Panelist in Albany Law School Symposium
Professor Helen Alvaré was a panelist in an Albany Law School Journal of Science & Technology fall symposium, "From the Page to the Pill: Women's Reproductive Rights and the Law."
The symposium took place in Albany, New York. Featured were introductory remarks by Sandra Fluke, the Georgetown Law student who in February was barred from testifying before a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee all-male hearing examining the topic of insurance coverage for birth control. Committee Chairman Darrell Issa's (R-Calif.) refusal to allow Fluke's testimony placed her squarely in the national spotlight.
Albany Law Professor Evelyn Tenenbaum served as moderator for the event, which included a panel on the Affordable Care Act mandates and a panel on reproductive health care legislation.
Joining Alvaré and Fluke on the panels were Michael Costello, an attorney with Tobin and Dempf LLC; Shaifali Puri, director of Scientists Without Borders; Melissa Weiler-Gerber, executive director of Pennsylvania's Family Planning Council; Tracey Brooks, CEO of Family Planning Advocates for New York State; Judith Daar, dean at Whittier Law School; and Anna Franzonello, counsel for Americans United for Life.
The program was streamed live and is available for viewing online.