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Reproductive Rights – What’s at Stake
July 20 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Date: July 20
Zoom (registration required – register HERE)
Join us for a zoom conversation about what’s at stake in a post-Roe United States. Our guests Dr. Susan Robinson and Luz Reyes-Martín will take us beyond the soundbites to discuss the impact of reversing Roe which ended the right to abortion upheld for five decades.
What does this decision mean for maternal health and women’s wellbeing? What role does California play in providing access to all reproductive health services, including abortion? Why is abortion essential health care? And most importantly, what does the path forward look like and what can you do to protect reproductive freedom?
Dr. Susan Robinson, MD, retired physician and abortion provider
Dr. Susan Robinson started doing abortion care in 1989 as part of her practice of OB GYN. After the 1994 John Salvi shootings that killed two clinic workers in Brookline, MA she expanded her involvement in reproductive justice and since 2001 she has only done abortion care. She has worked in over a dozen different Planned Parenthood clinics as an abortion provider, and a teacher of resident physicians and advanced practice clinicians. She commuted from CA to KS to work with Dr. George Tiller from 2005 until his assassination in 2009. In 2010, she co-founded a service in Albuquerque, NM to provide later abortion care and she commuted from CA to NM until her retirement in 2015.
Luz Reyes-Martín, Vice President of the Planned Parenthood Central Coast Action Fund
Luz Reyes-Martín (she/her) is a communications and public affairs professional, a community advocate, parent, and resident of the City of Goleta on the California Central Coast. For over 12 years, she has worked in a variety of settings such as public agencies, private industry, and higher education. She has experience and expertise in the fields of communications, public affairs, education, land use planning, community development, and marketing. Luz has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Chicano/Chicana Studies from Stanford University and Master’s Degrees in Land Use Planning and Public Administration from the University of Southern California (USC). She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration. She has served in executive public affairs and communications leadership for a Community College and currently serves as the Vice President of Community Engagement at Planned Parenthood California Central Coast, leading the organization’s Education and Public Affairs departments.
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