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Women’s Resource Center to host ‘Abortion in West Virginia: Realities, Laws and Impact’ panel

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While new abortion bills have been introduced during West Virginia’s 2022 legislative session and abortion cases continue to be considered in the Supreme Court, the WVU Women’s Resource Center will host a timely discussion on the topic. 

The panel will be held virtually via Zoom on Tuesday, Feb. 22, from 6-7:30 p.m. to help inform the WVU community of the current resources and services available for women and families, as well as the potential impact pending legislation and court rulings may have on existing state laws. 

Register to attend this panel. 

The WRC invites students, faculty, staff and community members to attend a panel discussion and learn more about these issues, the facts and realities around abortion that currently exist in West Virginia. 

Panelists include: 

  • Anne Lofaso, WVU professor of law, will discuss current abortion laws at the state and national levels and how impending Supreme Court decisions may impact local legislation.

  • Katie Quinonez, executive director of Women's Health Center of West Virginia in Charleston, will provide information on services available at the Women's Health Center, as well as shed light on what many clients face in attempting to access abortion care.

  • Christa Parravani, WVU assistant professor of English and author of “Loved and Wanted: A Memoir of Choice, Children, and Womanhood,” will share her personal experiences about attempting to receive an abortion in West Virginia. She will talk about the obstacles she faced that prevented her from accessing care, as well as the impact that these experiences have had on her life.

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