Thursday, February 28, 2008

New York's Abortion Law: Are We Really Protected?

A Forum on the Reproductive Health and Privacy Protection Act

Judson Memorial Church
55 Washington Square South, NYC

Thursday, March 13

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As federal protections of abortion access are weakened, New York’s leading reproductive rights organizations have been asking this question. The Bush administration has filled the courts with ultra-conservative judges that have made devastating decisions regarding women’s health. The Supreme Court’s unprecedented move to uphold the federal abortion ban last April was a wake-up call that we must fight to ensure that New York continues to protect and respect a woman’s ability to make private reproductive health care decisions.
On March 13, please join us and our distinguished panel to discuss where New York’s law stands now and how we can ensure New York remains a beacon for women’s health and safety.

Featured Speakers:

Richard F. Daines, M.D.
New York State Health Commissioner

Kelli Conlin
President, NARAL Pro-Choice New York

Galen Sherwin
Reproductive Rights Project Director, New York Civil Liberties Union

Gillian Dean, M.D.
Associate Medical Director of Clinical Research and Training,
Planned Parenthood of New York City

Reverend Dr. Donna Schaper
Senior Minister, Judson Memorial Church

Sponsors (list in formation):
Planned Parenthood of New York City
NARAL Pro-choice New York
New York Civil Liberties Union
Judson Memorial Church
Reproductive Health Access Project
National Organization for Women of NYC
Public Health Solutions
WCLA Choice Matters
Family Planning Advocates of New York State

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Thursday, Feb. 28th - HAPPY HOUR!

Mark your calendars... The next Repro Health Happy Hour will be on Thursday, February 28, 2008! Location to be announced soon!

Hope to see you there!

FPA Annual Conference & Lobby Day - March 10th

Monday, March 10th

Join us for Family Planning Advocates of New York State's 31st Annual Conference!

Busses leave from New York City at 6:30am and will head back at 5pm.

Once arriving in Albany, the conference will feature an educational policy brunch with keynote speaker, Amy Goodman, to jumpstart participants' day of legislative lobby meetings and workshops.

Governor Spitzer tops the list of elected officials addressing this year's conference!

Planned Parenthood of New York City will cover all transportation costs and provide snacks for the day's trip.

Its up to us in '08 and we need as many supporters as possible to help make our voice heard in the New York State legislature!

RSVP before February 27th and invite your friends!

You will receive a confirmation email with further details.

Questions? Call 212-274-7312 or email

Monday, February 11, 2008

Universal Health Care Event - Thursday, March 6th!

NARAL Pro-Choice New York, National Institute for Reproductive Health, Avery Institute for Social Change, Community Service Society ,The MergerWatch Project, Public Health Association of New York City, Public Health Solutions, Public Health Student Group at Steinhardt (NYU), and Raising Women's Voices for the Healthcare We Need, present:

Universal Health Care: Will Women's Needs Be Met?

Thursday, March 6, 2008

6:30 - 7:00pm Reception
7:00 - 8:30pm Program

New York University's Silver Center, Room 408
100 Washington Square East
New York, NY 10003

Please RSVP

On March 6th, 2008, NARAL Pro-Choice New York will host "Universal Health Care: Will Women's Needs Be Met?" an event on universal health care and its implications on women's health. The event will cover the advocacy, policy, and legislative aspects of achieving health care access for all New Yorkers. The following speakers will present:

Byllye Avery, founder of the Black Women's Health Imperative and President of the Avery Institute for Social Change

Elisabeth Benjamin, Director of Healthcare Restructuring Initiatives for Community Service Society

Richard N. Gottfried, Chair of the New York State Commission on Health in the New York State Assembly

Lois Uttley, Director of the MergerWatch Project

Friday, February 1, 2008