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CPIL practice series hosts ACLU reproductive rights attorney

The Center for Public Interest Law and Law Students for Reproductive Justice co-sponsored a round table discussion with Roshni Shikari, staff attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union's (ACLU) Reproductive Rights Project. Shikari discussed the ACLU’s initiative to stop the use of religion to deny healthcare, commonly called "religious refusals."

Shikari emphasized the intersectionality of reproductive rights and the importance of having lawyers from different fields -- particularly, ​ health care law, civil rights law and employment discrimination law -- involved in the fight for reproductive justice.​

Students had the opportunity to ask questions about current issues surrounding reproductive health policies in the United States. ​

"The event gave was very helpful because it offered insight into the significant legal and political issues surrounding reproductive rights in the U.S. today and directly relevant to my future career as a women's rights advocate," said third year student Katie Filous.​