Making Sense of Abortion and Assisted Reproduction Workshop
April 5, 2012
Rutgers School of Law-Camden, Faculty Lounge
10:00-10:45 a.m. - Welcome and Introductions
10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Session 1- Moderated by Cilla Smith
The Origin Story
This session will focus on mapping the origin of rights to ART and abortion and understanding frameworks for going forward in our discussion.
12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. - Lunch
1:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. – Session 2- Moderated by I. Glenn Cohen
Rights in Practice and Rights in the Future
This session will ground the morning discussion in the reality of abortion and ART practice using specific issues to help illuminate conflicts and confluence.
Topics to be covered included selective reduction, embryo selection, prenatal and preimplantation genetic testing, personhood amendments, and informed consent.
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. – Session 3- Moderated by Diana Hortsch
This session will seek to find common ground on the issues of abortion and ART and articulate where such commonality may not be possible or desired.
4:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. – Moderated by Kim Mutcherson & Judith Daar
Conclusions and Next Steps
This session will consider what lessons to draw from the day and how future scholarship and future meetings can build on what we’ve done.
6:00 p.m. - Dinner in Philadelphia courtesy of the Dean