The Limits to Consumerism in Healthcare:
A lecture by Mary Anne Bobinski

Wednesday, March 02, 2016 12:00 PM
Lectures and Panels
2015-2016
Wasserstein Hall, Room 1010
Harvard Law School, 1585 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

It is often said that health care has moved from paternalism, in the form of “doctor knows be...

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Pregnancy Clinics Fight for Right to Deny Abortion Information

New York Times, February 10, 2016
by Erik Eckholm

[...] Many states are passing restrictions that could force abortion clinics to close, a tactic und...

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C.D.C. Defends Advice to Women on Drinking and Pregnancy

New York Times, February 5, 2016
by Daniel Victor

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention defended arecommendation that sexuall...

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Expert Committee: FDA Should Allow Mitochondrial Replacement Trials Under Certain Conditions

Regulatory Affairs, February 3, 2016
by Zachary Brennan, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

From the article:

Glenn Cohen, faculty director of the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, B...

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Surge of Zika Virus Has Brazilians Re-examining Strict Abortion Laws

New York Times, February 3, 2016
by Simon Romero

RECIFE, Brazil — The surging medical reports of babies being born with unusually small heads...

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Pentagon to Offer Plan to Store Eggs and Sperm to Retain Young Troops

New York Times, February 3, 2016
by Michael S. Schmidt

WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter believes he has come up with a way to help th...

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Babies With Genes From 3 People Could Be Ethical, Panel Says

NPR, February 3, 2016
by Rob Stein

Would it be ethical for scientists to try to create babies that have genetic material from three di...

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2 Abortion Foes Behind Planned Parenthood Videos Are Indicted

New York Times, January 25, 2016
by Manny Fernandez

HOUSTON — A grand jury here that was investigating accusations of misconduct against Pla...

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Kansas Court of Appeals Voids Restrictive 2015 Abortion Law

New York Times, January 22, 2016
by Erik Eckholm

In a split decision, the Kansas Court of Appeals on Friday held that the state Constitution, like t...

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As Zika virus spreads, El Salvador asks women not to get pregnant until 2018

Washington Post, January 22, 2016
by Joshua Partlow

MEXICO CITY — The rapid spread of the Zika virus has prompted Latin American governments...

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Anti-Abortion Groups Join Battles Over Frozen Embryos

New York Times, January 19, 2016
by Tamar Lewin

[...] As scientific advances have made frozen embryos common, they have brought new complicati...

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Determining Whether A Marketplace Plan Covers Abortion Is Still Difficult

Kaiser Health News, January 19, 2016
by Michelle Andrews

As the third open enrollment period winds down on the health insurance marketplaces, one thing...

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Law on Ultrasounds Reignites Abortion Battle in North Carolina

New York Times, January 10, 2016
by Richard Fausset

RALEIGH, N.C. — A state law requiring that doctors who perform anabortion after the 16th...

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U.S. Supreme Court could decide today whether to take Texas abortion case

Houston Chronicle, November 6, 2015
by Brian M. Rosenthal, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

Excerpt from Article:

[...] Glenn Cohen, a former U.S. Department of Justice lawyer and current la...

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Baby Markets: Call for Abstracts

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Baby Markets: Call for Abstracts
University of California, Irvine School of Law

Deadline: December 1, 2015

The Baby Markets International Congress celebrates the 10th Anniversary of the Baby Markets Roundta...

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Senate GOP bill protects opponents of Obama birth-control rules

Washington Times, August 4, 2015
by Tom Howell Jr., quoting Holly F. Lynch (Executive Director)

From the article: 

Holly Lynch, a bioethics expert at Harvard Law School who closely tracks t...

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Princeton Journal of Bioethics: Call for Papers

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Princeton Journal of Bioethics: Call for Papers

Deadline: August 31, 2015

The Princeton Journal of Bioethics is currently soliciting articles for its 2015-2016 issue.

We ar...

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HHS rewrites Obamacare rules:

The Washington Times, May 11, 2015
by Tom Howell Jr., quoting Holly Fernandez Lynch (Executive Director)

From the article:

The Obama administration on Monday ordered all insurers to provide IUD...

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2015 Annual Conference
Law, Religion, and Health in America

Saturday, May 09, 2015
Conferences
2014-2015
Wasserstein Hall, Milstein East BC
1585 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

Join the conversation on Twitter! @PetrieFlom #lawreligionhealth

To request copies of se...

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After Hobby Lobby:
What Is Caesar's, What Is God's?

Thursday, May 07, 2015 4:00 - 6:00 PM
Conferences
2014-2015
Wasserstein Hall, Milstein East BC
Harvard Law School, 1585 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

Couldn't join us in person? Join the conversation on Twitter! @PetrieFlom #lawreligionhealth

P...

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Are All Abortions Equal?

Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics, Vol. 43, No. 1, 2015
by I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

Faculty Director I. Glenn Cohen has a new article on the criminalization of abortions.

Abstra...

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NOW ONLINE: I. Glenn Cohen Discusses Modern Fertility Technologies and Benefits

Chronicle (WCVB/ABC Boston), April 13, 2015
by Shayna Seymour, interviewing I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

Show Abstract: The birds and the bees are still important – but today's couples eage...

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Transatlantic Lessons in Regulation of Mitochondrial Replacement Therapy:

Science, April 10, 2015
by I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director), with Eli Adashi and Julian Savulescu

Cambridge, Mass., April 9, 2015 – A paper forthcoming on Friday in Science discusses the regu...

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Religious colleges seek contraception mandate exception like for-profit companies

Washington Times, April 6, 2015
by Tom Howell Jr., quoting Holly F. Lynch (Executive Director)

From the article:

Corporations with religious objections have already been granted relief from Oba...

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Families Matter:
Ethically, Legally, and Clinically

Friday, March 20, 2015
Conferences
2014-2015
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Program

We often talk, in bioethics, about individual autonomy. Yet our most challenging ethi...

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Patients with Passports: Medical Tourism, Law, and Ethics

Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs, February 24, 2015
by Robert Klitzman, leading discussion with I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

Live Webstream

Watch the event live online!

Description

Medical tourism is a growing, multi-bill...

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Courts wrestle with wave of new state abortion laws

Politico, January 8, 2015
by Paige Winfield Cunningham, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

[...] As courts weigh the legal challenges to these laws, they’re being asked to spell out ex...

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Law Professor Discusses Medical Tourism

Harvard Crimson, November 20, 2014
by Katherine H. Scott, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

When most people hear the word “tourism,” they immediately think of flocking to the san...

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Law and Ethics of Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing

Thursday, November 06, 2014 12:00 PM
Lectures and Panels
2014-2015
Wasserstein Hall, Room 3018
1585 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

The Petrie-Flom Center hosted a discussion of the issues surrounding noninvasive prenatal testing (...

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Global Reproduction:
Health, Law, and Human Rights in Surrogacy and Egg Donation

Wednesday, November 05, 2014 5:00 - 7:00 PM
Lectures and Panels
2014-2015
Wasserstein Hall, Room 1010
Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA

A screening of the documentary Can We See the Baby Bump, Please?, which was followed by a...

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Freezing Eggs to Put off Pregnancy - Clever Business Move but Not Magic Bullet: Experts

Ria Novosti, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director), October 20, 2014

From the article:

[...] Although companies consider their offer to freeze eggs to be a benefit for...

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Egg freezing message: Lean in, and save the kids for later

The Boston Globe, October 16, 2014
by Joanna Weiss, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

From the article:

[...] Glenn Cohen, a professor at Harvard Law School, worries that an egg-freezi...

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Facebook and Apple Are Now Paying for Egg Freezing

HuffPost Live, October 15, 2014
by Nancy Redd, interviewing I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

In this segment of HuffPost Live, host Nancy Redd interviews Faculty Director I. Glenn Cohen to dis...

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Apple, Facebook Will Pay for Employees to Freeze Their Eggs

ABC World News, October 14, 2014
by Alyssa Newcomb and Catherine Cole, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

From the article:

[...] Glenn Cohen, a professor at Harvard Law School and an expert in the inters...

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Advocacy Coordinator

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Advocacy Coordinator
MergerWatch, New York City

Deadline: October 15, 2014

MergerWatch is seeking a dynamic individual to join our staff as Advocacy Coordinator. This individ...

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Jeanne Shaheen says Scott Brown backed bill to let employers use religious opt-out on mammograms

PolitiFact, October 10, 2014
by Louis Jacobson, quoting Holly Fernandez Lynch (Executive Director)

From the article: 

[...] Holly Fernandez Lynch, a Harvard bioethicist and author of Conflicts...

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Braley, Ernst debate anti-abortion legislation impact

PolitiFact, September 30, 2014
by Lauren Carroll, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

From the article:

[...] In-vitro fertilization practices -- when a child is conceived in a la...

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Democratic group claims Cory Gardner backs bill to ‘ban all abortions’

PolitiFact, August 21, 2014
by Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

From the article:

[...] By suggesting that a fetus has the "right to life," the bill challenges th...

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Call for Submissions: Journal of Law and the Biosciences

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Call for Submissions: Journal of Law and the Biosciences

Deadline: Rolling admission.

Journal of Law and the Biosciences (JLB) is actively soliciting original manuscripts, response...

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After Hobby Lobby, ACA exceptions may become the rule

Reuters, July 15, 2014
by Interview with Holly Fernandez Lynch (Executive Director)

Holly Fernandez Lynch analyzes the impact of the Supreme Court's recent decision, saying the Re...

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When Religious Freedom Clashes with Access to Care:

NEJM, July 2, 2014
by I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director), Holly Fernandez Lynch (Executive Director), Gregory Curfman

At the tail end of this year's Supreme Court term, religious freedom came into sharp conflict w...

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Hobby Lobby stunner:

Washington Times, June 30, 2014
by Tom Howell Jr., quoting Holly Fernandez Lynch (Executive Director)

[...] Holly Lynch, a health and ethics expert at Harvard Law School, said she was “not surpri...

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Supreme Court Decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby

by Supreme Court of the United States

Read the Supreme Court's decision in favor of the right of the owners of "closely-held for-prof...

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Inquisitive Nashville teen finds her egg donor mom

USA Today, June 5, 2014
by Heidi Hall, featuring I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

Originally published as "Nashville teen finds her egg donor mom," The Tennesseean (June 5...

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Delaying Pregnancy and Parenthood:

The Forum at the Harvard School of Public Health, May 21, 2014
by Featuring I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

In a new report, the National Center for Health Statistics at the CDC has confirmed that the a...

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Delaying Pregnancy and Parenthood: The Risks and Rewards

Harvard School of Public Health, PRI's The World and WGBH, May 21, 2014
by Featuring I. Glenn Cohen

In a new report, the National Center for Health Statistics at the CDC has confirmed that the a...

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Clashing Rights:

Northeastern University Program on Health Policy and Law, April 25, 2014
by featuring I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

In recent years, the First Amendment’s free speech clause has played an increasingly critical...

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What (If Anything) Is Wrong with Human Enhancement? What (If Anything) Is Right with It?

Tulsa Law Review, vol. 49, 2014
by I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

Abstract:  Should human enhancement be prohibited? Subsidized? Mandated? Taxed? 

This ar...

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Everything You Need to Know about the Healthcare Contraception Mandate

Shape, March 17, 2014
by Cristina Goyanes, interview with Holly Lynch (Petrie-Flom Executive Director)

[...] Starting March 25, the U.S. Supreme Court will begin hearing religious disputes over the cont...

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Frances Kamm’s Bioethical Prescriptions:
Book Talk and Panel Discussion

Sunday, March 02, 2014 2:00 to 3:30 PM
Lectures and Panels
2013-2014
Wasserstein Hall 1019
1585 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

We hosted this book talk and panel discussion for Professor Frances Kamm's latest book, Bi...

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I. Glenn Cohen discusses proposed West Va. Ban on Abortions after 20 Weeks

Talkline, February 27, 2014

Petrie-Flom Faculty Co-Director I. Glenn Cohen recently appeared on West Virginia radio show "Talkl...

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Religious groups to back Obamacare contraceptive mandate:

Washington Post, February 4, 2014
by Tom Howell, Jr. quoting Holly Fernandez Lynch (Petrie-Flom Executive Director)

[...] In its filing, the AJC said the case presents a rare instance in which they see a c...

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Health Law Year in P/Review

Friday, January 31, 2014 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Conferences
2013-2014
Wasserstein Hall, Milstein East B & C
1585 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

Watch Event Recordings

Video of this conference is now available at online! (See below for links to specific panels.)

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Past sperm and egg donors split on losing anonymity

Reuters, December 21, 2013
by Shereen Jegtvig, quoting I. Glenn Cohen

[...] The ethical considerations of egg and sperm donor anonymity are complicated, researchers said.

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These Two Americans Want Babies Through Indian Surrogates.

The New Republic, December 10, 2013
by Jennifer Kirby, citing I. Glenn Cohen

[...] An estimated 2,000 foreign babies are born to Indian surrogates each year, according to...

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Reproductive Rights around the Globe

Thursday, November 07, 2013 12:00 PM
Lectures and Panels
2013-2014
Wasserstein 1019
1585 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

Watch Event Recordings

A discussion of selected topics in the field of international reproductive rights, moderated by&nbs...

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Plan B:

Association of Reproductive Health Professionals, Contraception Journal, October 2013
by I. Glenn Cohen, Lisa Sullivan, Eli Y. Adashi

The 8-year legal feud over access to emergency contraception between reproductive health advocates...

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Can You Buy Sperm Donor Identification?

Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, October 23, 2013
by I. Glenn Cohen and Travis G. Coan

In the United States, most sperm donations are anonymous. By contrast, many developed nations requi...

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Obamacare becomes test of faith for employer over birth control

The Washington Times, October 14, 2013
by Tom Howell, Jr. quoting Holly Fernandez Lynch

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The battle lines are drawn, but analysts of all stripes agree the case is on the fast-...

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Timeline of Important Reproductive Freedom Cases Decided by the Supreme Court

American Civil Liberties Union

This site provides a list of key SCOTUS jurisprudence on contraceptives and abortion.  

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Stretching Cuccinelli’s Record

FactCheck.org, September 19, 2013
by Robert Farley and Eugene Kiely, quoting I. Glenn Cohen

[...] Harvard Law School Professor I. Glenn Cohen, co-director of the Petrie-Flom Center for H...

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Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

by Caitlin E. Borgmann, ed.

Although geared towards law school professors, this website contains pertinent resources, news, pap...

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The Guttmacher Institute

The Guttmacher Institute has a variety of resources available online related to reproductive rights...

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Center for Reproductive Rights

The Center for Reproductive Rights has compiled a list of issues, such as abortion, young people&rs...

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Health Care & Reproductive Rights

National Women’s Law Center

This site provides fact sheets on various topics, including abortion, barriers to reproductive care...

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Supporting the Constellation of Reproductive Rights

United Nations Population Fund

This site defines reproductive rights and addresses international development goals.

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Women’s Health, Sexual, and Reproductive Rights

Amnesty International

This site offers resources on reproductive rights from an international perspective.

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Charter on Sexual and Reproductive Rights

International Planned Parenthood Federation

This charter demonstrates why sexual and reproductive rights are basic human rights.

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National Right to Life Committee

This site provides a conservative viewpoint on reproductive rights from the nation’s oldest a...

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Conflicts of Conscience in Health Care

Friday, February 27, 2009
Lectures and Panels
2008-2009
Watch Event Recordings

On the occasion of publication of a new book on physician conscience clauses written by Holly...

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