Post-Roe Doesn’t Mean Post-Abortion … If You Step Up

Post-Roe Doesn’t Mean Post-Abortion … If You Step Up

Session Type(s): Featured Panel

Starts: Saturday, Aug. 20 11:15 AM (Eastern)

Ends: Saturday, Aug. 20 12:30 PM (Eastern)

Room: 310/311

Where do we go from here in a post-Roe world? What do you need to think about? What do you NOT need to think about? We have the people to tell you. Moderated by Lizz Winstead (co-creator of The Daily Show), this panel will give you all the info you need to know about the support abortion patients need right now, what it’s like to provide abortions in this chaos, how to expose the fake clinics scamming pregnant people, and how to spread the word about self-managed abortion.



Caitlyn Caruso

Caitlyn Caruso (they/she), also known as Cece, has over 8 years of experience in the sexual health field, predominantly in community organizing, engagement, and communications. They approach all of their work from a reproductive justice framework and are humbled to have worked across the field in several capacities over the years. They attended University of Nevada Las Vegas, and received a Bachelor’s degree in Critical Race, Gender, & Ethnic Studies with a concentration in communications before moving across the country to Washington DC. It was there that they joined Advocates for Youth as their state and local campaigns manager, working specifically with young people and students across the nation.
She now works at Plan C Pills, serving as their digital organizing manager. When Cece’s not working, she’s spending time with her two cats and partner, doing mutual aid work, and doodling/painting the hours away.

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Lara Chelian

Lara Chelian, JD is the vice-president of external operations at Northland Family Planning Centers in the Metro Detroit area. She has over 15 years of experience working in abortion care through her experience with Northland Family Planning Centers at all levels of abortion care. Advocacy for independent abortion providers and representing the care they provide is a large part of her current role. For the past 2 years, Lara has been an active part of the Reproductive Freedom for All coalition to bring a constitutional amendment ballot initiative to protect the fundamental right to abortion in Michigan. It is expected to be on the ballot in November of 2022. Presently, her work’s focus is also as founder and board President of a non-profit, Reclaim, formed in 2015. Reclaim’s focus is on abortion rights advocacy, community education and engagement. The mission of Reclaim is to fuel individuals and communities to Reclaim their dignity around, confidence in, and support of abortion and reproductive rights. Reclaim engages in advocacy and public education to provide accurate and thoughtful information on reproductive health in culture and society. Lara received her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan in 2002 and her law degree from Wayne State University in 2011.

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Kristin Hady

Kristin has coordinated the volunteer clinic escort program at her local indie abortion clinic for the last seven years, serves on the boards of both Pro-Choice Ohio and The Agnes Reynolds Jackson Fund, and works as the Community Engagement Coordinator for Abortion Access Front.

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