As Georgia and Alabama make moves to ban abortions – our experts can weigh in on the consequencesMay 16, 20192 min read
It almost seems surreal in the 21st Century – rolling back abortion laws and a woman’s right to choose. What was once the usual and political sabre-rattling and rhetoric of the conservative right has actually come true on the floors of the Alabama and Georgia legislatures.
Abortion, for the most part, is now a felony in both states.
It has left pundits startled, conservatives celebrating and constitutional experts scrambling to explain if these laws are legal, binding and enforceable.
Either way, the debate is now very real, and it will continue as these new laws are challenged in court rooms in state capitals and inevitably the Supreme Court. Odds are, just in time for an election.
There are a lot of questions to be asked about how this will impact the law, health care and most importantly the women who may be seeking the procedure.
If you are covering – let our experts help.
Lauren Mizock, PhD, is doctoral faculty in the Clinical Psychology Program at Fielding Graduate University. She is an expert in the areas of women’s mental health and human sexuality.
Kimberly Thompson, PhD, is adjunct faculty in the School of Leadership Studies at Fielding Graduate University. She is a clinical psychologist involved in a variety of professional activities related to perinatal anxiety and mood disorders, parenting, women in life transitions, support for mothers, and the integration of psychosocial and medical care.
Both experts are available to speak to media regarding these latest developments – simply click on either expert’s icon to arrange an interview.