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UNL: Debating Abortion: Are Some State Laws An Undue Burden On A Woman’s Right To Choose?
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When: Friday, March 18, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Where: UNL College of Law
1875 N 42nd St.
Lincoln 68503
United States

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Debating Abortion: Are Some State Laws An Undue Burden On A Woman’s Right To Choose?

The debaters will be given equal time to argue for or against the following proposition: “State laws that require abortion clinics to meet the standards of an ambulatory surgical center are an undue burden on a woman’s access to abortion.

            a)  Teresa Collett is a professor of law at the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis, Minnesota where she teaches courses in international law and Catholic Social Thought, constitutional litigation, and property.  She is an elected member of the American Law Institute, and has testified before committees of the United States Senate and House of Representatives, as well as before legislative committees in several states. She is often asked to represent the interests of government officials before federal appellate courts. She has served as special Attorney General for the States of Oklahoma and Kansas , as well as assisting other state Attorneys General in defending laws protecting human life and marriage. Most recently she is representing a group of emergency and rural physicians who support greater regulation of abortion.  

            b) Meg Mikolajczyk. New to the Planned Parenthood team, Meg comes from a private practice background.  She worked for 2.5 years as a lawyer at the Domina Law Group, working on issues ranging from constitutionality of foreign corporation eminent domain rights (Thompson v Heineman) to constitutional challenges to Nebraska's constitutional ban on same gendered marriage (Nichols v Nichols).  Prior to working at the Domina firm, Meg owned her own practice and primarily focused on providing legal services to vulnerable and/or underserved populations, including incapacitated adults, juveniles, domestic violence survivors, and LGBT issues.

Nebraska – Activity #122024; 1.0 total CLE hours approved

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