Reproductive Health

Planned Parenthood President on Reproductive Justice

July 16, 2019  • Aspen Ideas to Go

Who controls women’s bodies? Herself? Her church? Her community? Her government? Leana Wen, president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, says women’s health and rights have become a political game and her organization is fighting back. New court cases threaten to erode or overturn Roe v. Wade, the Federal law that legalized abortion, says Wen. She says some women are already living a post-Roe reality with just one abortion provider in six states. She joins other physicians, from Africa and the Middle East, to discuss reproductive rights for women and girls around the globe. Agnes Binagwaho is a pediatrician and served in the Rwandan government. Shadia Elshiwy is assistant regional director for the International Planned Parenthood Federation in the Arab World Region. Pat Mitchell, editorial director and curator for TEDWomen, moderates the conversation.

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