Rachel Laser is the Culture Program Director at Third Way, a progressive Washington, DC-based
think tank. At Third Way,
Laser has directed two "Common Ground" initiatives – one on abortion and the
other about bridging the cultural divide between Progressives and Evangelical
Christians. Previously Laser served as Senior Counsel in the health and reproductive
rights group at the National Women’s Law, where she focused on abortion, family
planning and judicial nominations and directed their Pharmacy Refusal Project.
Prior to NWLC, Ms. Laser served as General Counsel for Planned Parenthood of
Metropolitan Washington and at a DC women’s health lobbying firm, where she
focused on maternal health issues. Ms. Laser graduated from Harvard University
and the University of Chicago Law School, where she was on the staff of the University of Chicago Law Review. Ms. Laser clerked
for Federal Judge Peter Messitte of the Southern District of Maryland.