September 1st, 2019.
The War on Women’s Reproductive Rights: Alive and Well in 2019!
Women’s reproductive rights continue to be under assault, especially in the current political climate. While Roe v. Wade has been the law of the land since 1973 numerous restrictions have been enacted across the country and access to abortion care is more limited than ever, especially for women with less financial and social supports. As the former executive director of the only abortion clinic in Minnesota outside the Twin Cities, our speaker will share her experiences and provide an update on the current state of reproductive health care in these times.
Tina Welsh served as the Executive Director of the Women’s Health Center in Duluth from 1981 until her retirement in 2009. She has been an activist in the reproductive rights movement since 1970. The Women’s Health Center became a catalyst for the acquisition and foundation of the Building for Women, which opened in 1995.
Prior to joining the WHC, Ms. Welsh worked for Planned Parenthood of Minnesota and was one of the “founding mothers” of PAVSA (the Program for Aid to Victims of Sexual Assault). She later served on the Board of Directors for PAVSA spanning a period of twenty years.
9:00 Coffee and Conversation
9:30 Breakfast Buffet Available
10:00 Formal Program Begins
Duluth Radisson Harborview
505 West Superior Street
Duluth, MN 55802