Event Calendar

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Introduction to Self Managed Abortion

Start Date: 9/26/2019 12:00 PM EDT
End Date: 9/26/2019 1:30 PM EDT


Organization Name: NAPD

Contact:
Heather H. Hall
Email: heather@publicdefenders.us
Phone: N/A

Introduction to Self Managed Abortion

September 26, 2019, 12:00 p.m. Eastern, 90 minutes

Webinar Faculty:  Yveka Pierre

About the Webinar:    With the criminalization of abortion in the national spotlight, we often discuss the legal landscape for if “Roe” falls. We are already in the reality where punitive state responses are the biggest threat to people who end their pregnancies. The same communities--people of color and low income people--who are targets by structural racism, overcriminalization and over surveillance, are the communities most likely to be targeted for pregnancy related criminalization.

About the Faculty: 

Yveka Pierre is the litigation counsel with If/When/How. Yveka is a graduate of the University of District Columbia, David A. Clarke School of Law, where she became immersed in justice driven legal work. She has spent the last few years as a public defender in Manhattan defending those who are indigent from targeted criminalization. She brings her experience as a public defender to help inform and develop litigation strategy and analysis to support those who have been criminalized as a result of a self managed abortion, and misapplied archaic laws designed to criminalize people seeking reproductive freedom. Yveka is a Haitian born, and Florida raised New York transplant who is committed to raging against the dying of the light.