Immigrants & Reproductive Justice After Dobbs

March 02, 2023 • 12:30 PM • Law School 4042

Restrictions on reproductive health care have significant consequences for immigrants. In the wake of the rights-stripping Dobbs decision, immigrants without documentation are not able to travel in many parts of the country to access abortion due to immigration checkpoints. Although minors and adults in government custody have the right to obtain abortion access pursuant to federal policy, new challenges have emerged to ensure that policy is enforced. Furthermore, people in immigration custody have faced reproductive coercion, including forced sterilization, and shackling while pregnant, despite policy prohibiting such treatment. Come learn from Brigitte Amiri, the Deputy Director of the ACLU Reproductive Freedom Project, and Maura Finn, Senior Lead Attorney with the Southern Poverty Law Center's Southeast Immigrant Freedom Initiative, about what can be done to ensure reproductive rights for immigrants. The discussion will be moderated by Professor Kate Evans. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by DIRP. For more information, please contact Ken Krmoyan at