If you missed “Abortion Law in the U.S. and Abroad After Roe,” a virtual event organized by the National Constitution Center and held July 14, now you can watch the video replay.
Part of the National Constitution Center’s “America’s Town Hall” series of constitutional conversations, the event explored the role of the Supreme Court in shaping abortion rights under the Constitution, how U.S. abortion law post-Roe compares to that of other countries, and what lessons the U.S. can learn from how abortion is treated by law in other nations.
Watch the replay here:
“Abortion Law in the U.S. and Abroad After Roe” featured several experts including the legal historian Mary Ziegler and Katherine Mayall, Director for Strategic Initiatives for the Global Legal Program at the Center for Reproductive Rights. The panel, which was watched by more than 500 participants, was moderated by President and CEO of the National Constitution Center Jeffrey Rosen.
Speaking about the global impact of abortion bans and restrictions, Mayall said, “The global data, according to the World Health Organization, clearly shows that more restrictive abortion laws do not lead to lower rates of abortion. What they do correlate with and lead to are higher rates of unsafe abortions, and in turn rates of maternal morbidity and mortality.”