UB Law School to Host Teleconference On Roe V. Wade

By Sue Wuetcher

Release Date: January 14, 1998 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- A national satellite teleconference on the landmark Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade will be presented from 3-4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 21, in 120 Clemens Hall on the University at Buffalo North (Amherst) Campus.

The event will be free and open to the public.

The live teleconference, organized by the Center for Reproductive Law and Policy and brought to UB by the School of Law, is entitled "Roe Turns 25: The Blackmun Lecture on Privacy." It will explore the values embodied in Roe v. Wade and the challenges these values -- bodily integrity, reproductive health, reproductive choice, religious freedom and women's equality -- face in the years to come.

Participating in the event, which will include a panel discussion, will be retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun, who authored the decision in Roe v. Wade; the Hon. Shirley Hufstedler, former secretary of education and one of the first women to sit as a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals in the Ninth Circuit, and David Garrow, Presidential Distinguished Professor at Emory University School of Law and author of the book "Liberty and Sexuality," which recounts the history of efforts in the U.S. to legalize birth control and abortion.

Also participating will be Janet Benshoof, president and founder of the Center for Reproductive Law and Policy, a public-interest law center that has litigated many of the leading cases challenging restrictive abortion laws; Helen Rodriquez-Trias, past-president of the American Public Health Association, and Laurence Tribe, Ralph S. Tyler Professor of Constitutional Law at Harvard Law School.

Author and newspaper columnist Anna Quindlen will moderate the discussion.

For further information, contact Lucinda Finley, UB professor of law, at 645-6152.