Center for Reproductive Rights’ Stephanie Toti to Come to HLS November 3

Join Harvard Law Students for Reproductive Justice, the American Constitution Society, and the Harvard Women’s Law Association, on Thursday November 3 at 12PM in WCC 2009 in welcoming Stephanie Toti of the Center for Reproductive Rights.  Ms. Toti is a lawyer with the Center and argued on behalf of Whole Woman’s Health before the Supreme Court during the 2015 Term.  After achieving a resounding victory for reproductive rights, Ms. Totti comes to Harvard to discuss the implications of the case and what work is left do to for reproductive rights advocates.  She will also discuss the experience of arguing such a landmark case before the Court. Lunch will be served.

Welcome to Harvard Law Students for Reproductive Justice!

HLS for Reproductive Justice is the Harvard branch of a nationwide organization, Law Students for Reproductive Justice, that focuses on the promotion of reproductive justice as a central civil and human right.

Reproductive justice encapsulates the right to make informed choices about one’s body, one’s sexuality, and one’s desire (or not) for a family. It includes topics like sex education, contraceptives, abortion, familyplanning, female genital mutilation, and healthcare. Beyond that, reproductive justice is part of a larger fabric of civil and human rights, intricately connected to social justice issues like education, healthcare, development, and socio-economic equality.

The mission of HLSRJ is to advocate for the promotion of reproductive rights and to educate Harvard students about reproductive justice issues facing women across different spheres – domestic and international, from different ethnic and cultural communities, and from varying economic backgrounds.