A symposium at Albany Law School October 11 -- "From the Page to the Pill: Women's Reproductive Rights and the Law" -- will include Sandra Fluke.
The national spotlight found Fluke earlier this year after House Republicans didn't let her testify at a committee meeting on conscience clauses in health care. House Democrats then let her speak at a different committee meeting. Fluke spoke about the cost of contraceptives and the lack of coverage for them on the student plan at Georgetown, where she was a law student at the time (she's since graduated). Then Rush Limbaugh happened. Then the whole situation blew up.
Fluke was one of the speakers at the Democratic National Convention earlier this month.
The full lineup of speakers and panelists for the symposium, which is organized by the Albany Law Journal of Science & Technology, is after the jump. From the blurbage for the event:
The panelists will be divided into two panels. The first will focus on whether or not the law can and should mandate health insurance provider coverage of women's contraceptives, and the second will focus on legislation currently affecting women's reproductive rights.
The event is from 1-5 pm at Albany Law. It's free and open to the public.
+ Helen Alvaré, Associate Professor of Law, George Mason University School of Law
+ Tracey Brooks, CEO, Family Planning Advocates for New York State
+ Michael Costello, Attorney, Tobin and Dempf LLP
+ Judith Daar, Dean, Whittier Law School
+ Sandra Fluke, Recent Georgetown Law Graduate and Women's Rights Activist
+ Anna Franzonello, Staff Counsel, Americans United for Life
+ Shaifali Puri, Director, Scientists without Borders
+ Melissa Weiler-Gerber, Executive Director, Family Planning Council of Pennsylvania
Albany Law advertises on AOA.
photo: Sandra Fluke Twitter
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