Center for Reproductive Rights and Members of Congress Hold Teleconference to Discuss New Report and National Research on the State of Abortion Rights in the U.S.

Thursday, November 8, 2007 General News J E 4
Report Provides State-by-State Analysis of a Potential Post-Roe Nation,

Impact a Roe Reversal Would Have on Low-Income Women;

National Research Explores Voter Awareness of and Attitudes about State Abortion Policy

WHO: Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-NY)

Nancy Northup, President, Center for Reproductive Rights

Katherine Grainger, Director, State Program, Center for Reproductive Rights

Celinda Lake, President, Lake Research Partners

WHAT: On the one-year anniversary of its Supreme Court argument in Gonzales v. Carhart, the Center for Reproductive Rights holds a teleconference to discuss the release of its new What if Roe Fell? report and the results of new national polling conducted by Lake Research Partners.

Recent changes on the Supreme Court produced the first decision to uphold an abortion ban that lacked protections for women's health. With a Court that seems more inclined than ever to revisit Roe v. Wade, What If Roe Fell? provides a state-by-state legal analysis of what could happen if the Court overturned its landmark 1973 decision.

The report looks at the increasing number of states considering abortion bans, examines the impact of a Roe reversal on low-income women, and outlines what can be done to protect women's right to an abortion.

New national research conducted by Lake Research Partners shows that a clear majority of Americans believe abortion rights will continue to be eroded in their lifetime and they do not want abortion policy to be decided at the state level. Rather, they support federal protections for abortion rights.

States considered to be "high risk" for criminalizing abortion in a post-Roe era include: Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Virginia, and Wisconsin.

WHEN: Thursday, November 8, 11:30 am (Eastern)



1-800-351-4893 (from the U.S.)

1-334-323-7224 (outside the U.S.)

Passcode: 54745

To RSVP or for more information, please contact: or by phone at 202-207-3632

CONTACT: Ashley Vanarsdall, +1-202-207-3632, avanarsdall@prismpublicaffairs, for Center for Reproductive Rights

SOURCE Center for Reproductive Rights


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