On Episode 44 of Personal Jurisdiction, we chat with Rachel Easter, Senior Counsel and Director of Federal Abortion Policy Initiatives at the National Women's Law Center in Washington, D.C. Rachel shares insights about the reproductive rights movement and how her work has changed since the Supreme Court's ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, which overruled Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey and held that the United State Constitution does not confer a right to abortion. She also provides insight into per passion for this work and a well as strategies for how she maintains a healthy relationship with the work during difficult times. This topic could not be more timely and we hope you enjoy this episode as much as we do!
Rachel Easter is Senior Counsel and Director of Federal Abortion Policy Initiatives at the National Women's Law Center in Washington, D.C., She has spent the entirety of her legal career at the National Women's Law Center, starting out as a Women's Law and Public Policy Fellow and working her way up to Senior Counsel. Rachel is a 2014 graduate of Stanford Law School and a 2010 graduate of the University of Virginia.
For more information about the distinction between the reproductive rights movement and the reproductive justice movement that Rachel discussed, please check out this article by Danielle M. Pacia at the Petrie-Flom Center at Harvard.
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