Health Care Access & Coverage

Health Care and Abortion in a Post-Roe America

A Conversation with Aletha Akers, MD, MPH, Raegan McDonald-Mosley, MD, MPH, and Heather Shumaker, JD, moderated by Courtney Schreiber, MD, MPH

12:00p.m. – 1:00p.m. ET September 16, 2022 Virtual Event

The end of Roe v. Wade has sent shockwaves through the health system. It has left many patients fearful of losing access to reproductive freedom, providers fearful of violating the new rules governing that access, and substantial questions about how this will deepen health inequities in the U.S. Clashing rules have deepened conflicts between state and federal officials, and the divide between blue and red states has left some states with strained capacities. Who will retain access to abortion, who won’t, and how can we address the outsized influence of a patient’s geography and resources on that access? Our panel of experts discussed the Supreme Court’s ruling to overturn Roe v. Wade, and what it means for abortion access and equity in the U.S.

Supported by the Charles C. Leighton, MD Memorial Lecture Fund. 


Aletha Akers, MD, MPH

Vice President, Research, Guttmacher Institute

Raegan McDonald-Mosley, MD, MPH

CEO, Power to Decide

Heather Shumaker, JD

Director, State Abortion Access, National Women’s Law Center

Courtney Schrieber

Courtney Schreiber, MD, MPH (moderator)

Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Perelman School of Medicine