On Wednesday, December 2 at 9:00 p.m. ET, Rewire will host a virtual book discussion featuring David S. Cohen and Krysten Connon, co-authors of Living in the Crosshairs: The Untold Stories of Anti-Abortion Terrorism. In their book, Cohen and Connon share the powerful, moving, and sometimes terrifying tales of health care workers who live under the threat of anti-choice harassment and violence every day. The book is particularly relevant given the recent uptick in clinic violence in the wake of the release of deceptively-edited videos seeking to slander Planned Parenthood Federation of America.
Joining Cohen and Connon will be Jen Boulanger, director of communications for a group of independent reproductive health care centers, who will join us to speak about her own personal experiences as a provider subject to stalking and violence at the hands of anti-choice agitators.
How does it work? You RSVP for the call, we will send you the call information and a reminder email the day of the event, and you’ll join us to hear our speakers. Submit your questions for our guests to [email protected]. Questions must be submitted no later than 5 pm Eastern Time on Tuesday, December 1st, 2015. We will select a representative sample of the questions we receive and ask the authors to respond to them. We have just 125 spots available, so RSVP now!
The call will be moderated by Rewire Editor-in-Chief Jodi Jacobson.
Please join us and our speakers, below:
David S. Cohen, a law professor at Drexel University, where he teaches constitutional lawand genderand the law. Prior to teaching, Cohen was a staff attorney at the Women’s Law Project. He is currently on the board of the Women’s Law Project and the Abortion Care Network.
Krysten Connon, an attorney at Pepper Hamilton LLP in Philadelphia. A 2012 graduate of the Drexel University School of Law, Connon has also worked as a federal judicial law clerk.
Jen Boulanger, Director of Communications of The Women’s Centers, a group of independent reproductive health care centers. Jen has a Master of Education degree in Counseling and Human Services and more than 20 years of experience in the field of abortion provision, both in managing health care centers and counseling people making complex pregnancy decisions.
In her review, Katie Klabusich praises the authors for giving clinic violence “a human face often missing in media coverage as it details the real, day-to-day experiences of abortion providers in this country. In addition to bringing to light stories of harassment, Crosshairs also calls for reforms in the legal system, making it an absolute must-read for anyone in media and/or reproductive rights advocacy.”
Submit questions for our guests at [email protected]. We will pre-select questions to ask the authors, so please do send yours in!