This month, the Supreme Court of the United States will hear oral arguments in two cases involving access to emergency abortion care in Idaho. How the Supreme Court decides will affect the broader conversation around how medical exceptions to abortion bans across the country interact with federal law, medical ethical obligations, and international human rights law.

Join the Special Rapporteur on the right to health, Dr. Tlaleng Mofokeng, and leading medical and human rights experts for a discussion about how clinicians and advocates in the United States can draw on international standards and comparative experiences to counter narrow medical exceptions and promote human rights.

Sponsored by: Global Health Institute, Ipas, O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, Physicians for Human Rights, Physicians for Reproductive Health


  • Dr. Tlaleng Mofokeng, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to health; Co-Chair, O’Neill-Lancet Commission on Racism, Structural Discrimination, and Global Health
  • Dr. Guillermo Ortiz, Ipas Senior Medical Adviser, Ipas; OB-GYN from El Salvador 
  • Payal Shah, Director, Program on Sexual Violence in Conflict Zones, Physicians for Human Rights

Moderated by: Rebecca Reingold, Associate Director, O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law


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