2013 News

December 13, 2013: Jill E. Adams named as one of ten top young feminists in CNN.com opinion piece, “Millennial Women are Leaning in and Stepping Up.”

November 13, 2013: Jill E. Adams represents CRRJ at the United States Capitol during All* Above All Hill Education Day focused on lifting bans on abortion insurance coverage, particularly for low-income women.

November 10, 2013: Kristin Luker quoted in the San Francisco Chronicle, “California Questions Corporations’ Religious Rights.”  Access to contraception is also part of “the politics of marriage,” said Kristin Luker…. An employer’s refusal to allow birth-control coverage for female employees amounts to “a symbolic statement (promoting) the idea that women should properly be at home with their families, that motherhood is the most important job for women,” Luker said.

October 29, 2013: Jill E. Adams quoted in The Wall Street Journal, “Top Court Looks at Law Curbing Drug-Induced Abortion.”  Adams said the United States Supreme Court’s decision whether to hear a case about an Oklahoma statute, considered by the state supreme court to unconstitutionally ban the use of medication abortion, will “send a very loud message about the future of similar state restrictions.”

September 29, 2013:  CRRJ and Visiting Researcher Dr. Elena Gutiérrez won Access to Justice Awards for high-impact research with “Bringing Families out of ‘Cap’tivity:  the Need to Repeal the CalWorks Maximum Family Grant Rule.”  The awards were presented by ACCESS Women’s Health Justice at its 20th anniversary celebration in Oakland.

June 20, 2013:  CRRJ featured in The Transcript, “A Reproductive Rights Center Is Born:  First-of-a-kind research hub forges collaborations with legal scholars, social scientists, advocates, and activists.” The article highlighted the founders’ academic-advocate partnership and the center’s silo-busting strategy.  “We won’t operate in an ivory tower,” Faculty Director Kristin Luker was quoted as saying.  “We’re aligning with people who work on these issues every day to identify areas ripe for scholarly inquiry, conduct research that uncovers reliable answers, and help policymakers determine if they’re asking the right questions.”

August 19, 2013:  Dr. Elena Gutiérrez was presented with an award from CRRJ for her exceptional commitment to the cause and service above and beyond the call of duty as Visiting Researcher. The award will be given annually in her name to one person who provides exceptional service to CRRJ and contributions to the reproductive rights and justice movement.

May 6, 2013:  The Williams Institute selects CRRJ Affiliated Faculty and Berkeley Law Professor Melissa Murray to receive Dukeminier Award and Michael Cunningham Prize for the best law review articles on sexual orientation and gender identity topics for “What’s So New About the New Illegitimacy?,” 20 Am. U. J. Gender Soc. Pol’y L. 387 (2012). 

April 26, 2013:  CRRJ Writing Workshop participant Lauren Goldsmith (J.D. candidate ’13) wins Honorable Mention in eighth annual Sarah Weddington Writing Prize for New Student Scholarship in Reproductive Rights for “Redefining Viability:  Why the State Must Ensure Viable Alternatives to Pregnancy and Motherhood.”  The writing prize is sponsored by Law Students for Reproductive Justice in collaboration with the Center for Reproductive Rights.

April 18, 2013:  CRRJ releases “Bringing Families out of ‘Cap’tivity:  the Need to Repeal the CalWORKs Maximum Family Grant Rule,” an issue brief related to AB 271 (Mitchell).

January 22, 2013:  The Center on Reproductive Rights and Justice (CRRJ) celebrated the 40th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark 1973 decision by helping to make real the promise of Roe v. Wade.  CRRJ Executive Director Jill E. Adams joined state leaders and other members of the California Women’s Health Alliance to introduce AB 154, authored by Assemblymember Toni Atkins (D-San Diego), will expand the types of trained healthcare professionals who can provide abortions, thereby increasing access and improving care.