Pro-Choice Events

If you’re in New York and pro-choice, check out what’s going on in Manhattan in the next few days:

The Pro-Choice Public Education Project has a fundraiser this Sunday. It’s between 4 and 8 at Midway Bar, 25 Avenue B (crossing 2nd Street); the nearest subway stations are 1st Avenue on the L, Delancey Street on the J/M/Z, and 2nd Avenue on the F/V. It costs $20 to get in, and includes food, drinks, and raffle tickets.

Then on Monday the Guttmacher Institute is hosting a panel on the 10th floor of the UN Church Center (777 UN Plaza) from noon till 2:45. The panel’s title is “Abortion Providers’ Attitudes Toward Women,” and features expert speakers who will discuss access to abortion in several countries. The exact composition of the panel is,

Expert Panelists:

  • Akinrinola Bankole, Ph.D., director of international research, Guttmacher Institute, “Women and Abortion Providers in Nigeria and Uganda”
  • Leonel Arguello Irigoyen, M.D., Nicaraguan Society for General Medicine, “Denial of Therapeutic Abortion in Nicaragua—The Perspective of Health-Care Providers”
  • Beverly Winikoff, M.D., M.P.H., president , Gynuity Health Projects, “Giving Women Choices: Access to New Technologies in Abortion”
  • Marianne Mollmann, LL.M., advocacy director, Women’s Rights Division, Human Rights Watch, “The Second Assault: Obstructing Access to Legal Abortion After Rape in Mexico”
  • Laura Villa Torres, Youth Coalition and Ipas Mexico, “Rape, Unwanted Pregnancy and Abortion—Young People’s Perspectives in Mexico”

Moderated by Linda Prine, M.D., associate professor of family medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine; Beth Israel Residency in Urban Family Practice; Medical Director, Reproductive Health Access Project; Trainer and Abortion Provider, Planned Parenthood of New York City.

If you’re not pro-choice or not a New Yorker, please consider rectifying the defect.

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