God, country, and chickenpox

Washington Post, March 19, 2019
by Katie Mettler

Bill Kunkel used to vaccinate his children, before he read where some vaccines come from. He is skeptical of the pharmaceutical industry’s motives and came across anti-vaxxer theories online, though… Read More

The Challenges of Innovating Access to Abortion

New Yorker, March 6, 2019
by Sue Halpern

[...] Telemedicine—obtaining medical services over the phone or through the Internet—is not a new phenomenon. In the U.S., it began to take off in the late nineteen-fifties, and a 2016… Read More

Planned Parenthood, American Medical Association sue Trump administration over abortion ‘gag rule’

Washington Post, March 5, 2019
by Ariana Eunjung Cha

The Planned Parenthood Federation of America and the American Medical Association have filed a lawsuit to block a new federal rule that would prohibit clinics participating in a program for low-income… Read More

Supreme Court Blocks Louisiana Abortion Law

New York Times, February 7, 2019
by Adam Liptak

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Thursday blocked a Louisiana law that its opponents say could have left the state with only one doctor in a single clinic authorized to provide abortions.… Read More

Personhood Seeking New Life with Republican Control

Indiana Law Journal, April 2017
by Jonathan F. Will, I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director) and Eli Y. Adashi

From the abstract:  Just three days prior to the inauguration of Donald J. Trump as president of the United States, Rep. Jody B. Hice (R-GA) introduced the Sanctity of Human Life Act (H.R. 586), which,… Read More

Abortion row reignites as US Supreme Court justice retires

The Citizen, June 29, 2018
by By AFP, quoting Allison K. Hoffman (Academic Fellow Alumna)

From the article: Allison Hoffman, a law professor at the University of Pennsylvania, says many Supreme Court decisions that fell short of a full repeal of Row vs Wade have nevertheless eroded women’s… Read More

Call for chapter proposals: Representing Abortion
St. Francis Xavier University

Deadline: October 01, 2018

General DescriptionRosalind Pollack Petchesky argued in 1987 that “feminists and other prochoice advocates have all too readily ceded the visual terrain,” abandoning the field of fetal imagery… Read More

Pro-life groups cheer Supreme Court’s refusal to hear medication-induced abortion ban in Arkansas

The Washington Times, May 29, 2018
by Alex Swoyer, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

From the article: Planned Parenthood of Arkansas and Eastern Oklahoma sued, arguing the law would halt operations at two of the state’s remaining three abortion clinics. The organization said that… Read More

Artificial wombs are coming. They could completely change the debate over abortion.

Vox, August 23, 2017
by I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

From the article: There’s a scientific development on the horizon that could upend the abortion debate: artificial wombs. The research remains preliminary, but in April a group of scientists at the… Read More

How New Technology Could Threaten a Woman’s Right to Abortion

Gizmodo, July 28, 2017
by Kristen V. Brown, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

From the article: [...] It could also complicate—and even jeopardize—the right to an abortion in an America in which that right is predicated on whether a fetus is “viable.” “The… Read More

Artificial Wombs and Abortion Rights

The Hastings Center Report, July 27, 2017
by I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

Abstract: In a study published in late April in Nature Communications, the authors were able to sustain 105- to 115-day-old premature lamb fetuses—whose level of development was comparable to that… Read More

Legal Roundtable: Discussing abortion restrictions, health care, Supreme Court developments and more

St. Louis Public Radio, May 30, 2017
by Kelly Moffitt, featuring Rachel Sachs (Academic Fellow Alumna)

From the radio episode: On Tuesday’s St. Louis on the Air, Legal Roundtable panel returned to discuss pressing issues of the law. They discussed a number of topics, starting with national issues… Read More

ORDER NOW & GET 20% OFF! Law, Religion, and Health in the United States

Cambridge University Press, July 2017
by Holly Fernandez Lynch (Executive Director), I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director), and Elizabeth Sepper

About the Book: While the law can create conflict between religion and health, it can also facilitate religious accommodation and protection of conscience. Finding this balance is critical to addressing… Read More

The Trump-era Supreme Court could erode abortion access with a ‘death by 1,000 cuts’

Business Insider, February 1, 2017
by Rebecca Harrington, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

From the article: Glenn Cohen, a health-law expert and professor at Harvard Law School, said two kinds of laws provide the most likely paths for SCOTUS to overturn or undermine Roe. The first are known… Read More

How Donald Trump’s Health Secretary Pick Endangers Women

New York Times, December 28, 2016
by Allison K. Hoffman (Academic Fellow Alumna) and Jill R. Horwitz

LOS ANGELES — With the selection of Representative Tom Price as secretary of health and human services, President-elect Donald J. Trump has taken a giant step toward undermining the health… Read More

Religion, Medicine, and Law: Can Current Conflicts Be Healed?

Center for Bioethics, Harvard Medical School, November 3, 2016, 4:30 - 6pm

2016 George W. Gay Lecture Religion, Medicine, and Law: Can Current Conflicts Be Healed?Martha MinowMorgan and Helen Chu Dean and Professor of Law at Harvard Law School   Thursday, November 3, 2016,… Read More

Professor offers basics of bioethics and the law in 90 minutes

Harvard Gazette, September 20, 2016
by Deborah Blackwell, reviewing lecture by I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

On September 13, 2016, Petrie-Flom Faculty Director I. Glenn Cohen delivered a lecture at the Harvard Ed Portal as part of his online EdX course "Bioethics: The Law, Medicine, and Ethics of Reproductive… Read More

Is Medical Tourism Ethical?

The Greenwall Foundation, September 2016

Petrie-Flom Faculty Director I. Glenn Cohen served as a Greenwall Foundation Faculty Scholar, Class of 2015. The Greenwall Foundation recently published a profile of Cohen's project,… Read More

Strong statement on abortion access

Harvard Gazette, June 28, 2016
by Colleen Walsh, interviewing I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

From the article: The Supreme Court issued a historic decision Monday, weighing in again in the nation’s fractious abortion debate. In a 5-3 ruling, the court overturned a Texas law requiring… Read More

The Ethics of Later Abortion

The Philosophers' Magazine, June 13, 2016
by Frances Kamm

From the article: F. M. Kamm looks at some of the ways philosophers have argued about abortion that seem relevant to second trimester abortion in particular. There are two primary philosophical approaches… Read More

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 law professor at Harvard University, said the cases satisfy the two most important criteria: they are important,… Read More

Complexifying Commodification, Consumption, ART, and Abortion

Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics , July 2015, Vol. 43, Issue 2
by I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

Abstract:  This commentary on Madeira's paper complicates the relationships between commodification, consumption, abortion, and assisted reproductive technologies she draws in two ways. First,… Read More

What Does Indiana’s Religious Freedom Law Mean For Health Care?

Health Affairs Blog, April 21, 2015
by Holly Fernandez Lynch (Executive Director)

Executive Director Holly Fernandez Lynch spoke on the impact of the Hobby Lobby decision at the Petrie-Flom Center's Third Annual Health Law Year in P/Review in January 2015. In this new… Read More

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 WebstreamWatch the event live online! DescriptionMedical tourism is a growing, multi-billion dollar industry involving millions of patients who travel abroad each year to get health care. Some seek… Read More

Third Annual Health Law Year in P/Review collaborative blogging with Health Affairs

Petrie-Flom, February 5, 2015

The Third Annual Health Law Year in P/Review was a big success!  Video will be posted on our website shortly, but our presenters will be posting on their respective topics in a collaborative blog… Read More

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 exactly how far states can go in regulating abortion and what requirements go too far. And states, particularly… Read More

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 sandy beaches of the Caribbean or exploring museums in a European city. For Harvard Law School graduate I.… Read More

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 role in the battle over reproductive rights. For example, states seeking to limit access to abortion… Read More

Mark Udall ad says Cory Gardner ‘championed’ Colorado fight to ban birth control

PolitiFact.com, April 21, 2014
by Citing I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

[...] As we’ve noted in past articles about the debate over personhood, some legal scholars and the medical community have cautioned that it could potentially impact access to birth control.… Read More

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 "Talkline" to discuss the state's proposed ban on abortions after 20 weeks. The proposed law is based on… Read More

Too good to be true?

NBC News, February 3, 2014
by Zac Bissonnette, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Petrie-Flom Faculty Co-Director)

[...] The ministries are not regulated for solvency, said I. Glenn Cohen, a professor at Harvard Law School and co-director of the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology and Bioethics.… Read More

Now Available: Bioethical Prescriptions

Oxford University Press, 2013
by Frances Kamm

Bioethical Prescriptions collects Frances M. Kamm's articles on bioethics, which have appeared over the last twenty-five years and which have made her among the most influential philosophers… Read More

Health Law Year in P/Review

February 1, 2013
Wasserstein Hall 2036, Milstein East C, Harvard Law School

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