The Lawrence Lader Lectureship on Family Planning and Reproductive Rights
2020 Lecturer Judith Daar, JD
2020 Lader Lecture
Delivered by Judith Daar, JD; HMS faculty lead, Louise King, MD, JD
Emerging Dilemmas in Reproductive Medicine: Disputes over embryo transfer
Wednesday, October 7, 2020
5 p.m. ET
About Judith Daar, JD:
Judith Daar is the Ambassador Patricia L. Herbold Dean and Professor of Law at the Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University. She joined the Chase Law community in July 2019, having previously served as a Clinical Professor at the University of California Irvine, School of Medicine and a Visiting Professor at the University of California, Irvine School of Law. She is the former Interim Dean and Professor of Law at Whittier Law School in Costa Mesa, California. Her academic career in the health law field focuses on emerging technologies in family formation. Since November 2014, Dean Daar has held the position of Chair of the Ethics Committee of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, the largest reproductive medicine organization in the world. From 2002 to 2019, Dean Daar was a member of Medical Ethics Committee at UCI Medical Center. She was elected president of the American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics from 2009-11, where she also sat on the Board of Directors from 2006-2012. She also served as the co-chair of the American Bar Association Section on Real Property, Trust and Estate Law, Bioethics Committee. In 2012, Dean Daar was elected to the American Law Institute.
About the Lader Lecture:
The lecture was established by a gift from advocate and author Lawrence Lader, and began in 1997 when Faye Wattleton, former head of Planned Parenthood, delivered the lecture "Reproductive Freedom for the 21st Century." The Lader Lecture, which is managed by the Center for Bioethics and organized by committee members representing Harvard's teaching hospitals, is a public forum spotlighting the broad range of medical, ethical, social, and scientific issues surrounding human reproduction.
Lawrence Lader has been described by Betty Friedan as the "father of abortion rights." A 1941 graduate of Harvard College, he was the founding chair of NARAL, the National Abortion Rights Action League. Mr. Lader is a journalist and author of eleven books including "Abortion," which was quoted nine times in the U.S. Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision; "The Margaret Sanger Story: The Fight for Birth Control," the first published biography of Margaret Sanger; and most recently "A Private Matter: RU-486 and the Abortion Crisis." In 1975, he founded Abortion Rights Mobilization, which today is at the center of the struggle to make the French abortion pill RU-486 available to American women.
Past Lader Lecturers
Katie L. Watson, JD - May 23, 2019
Associate Professor of Medical Social Sciences, Medical Education and Obstetrics and Gynecology
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Carol Sanger, JD - "Abortion Privacy/Abortion Secrecy: What is the Difference and Why Does it Matter?"
Willie Parker, MD, MPH, MSc - "Conscience Provision of Abortion Care: Why I Provide"
Michele Bratcher Goodwin, JD - "Policing The Womb: The New Politics of Reproduction"
Maggie Little, BPhil, PhD – “Research with Pregnant Women: a Moral Imperative"
Lynn M. Paltrow, JD – “Roe v. Wade Today: Reproductive Justice in the Age of Mass Incarceration”
Anne Drapkin Lyerly, MD, MA – “Getting Beyond the Birth Wars: In Search of A Good Birth”
Nicholas D. Kristof – “Half the Sky: A Journalist Reports on Women Around the World“
Debora L. Spar, PhD – “The Baby Business: What’s Wrong with the Current Market for Reproductive Medicine and How to Make it Better"
Nawal M. Nour, MD, MPH – “Female Genital Cutting: Health, Ethics and Rights"
Kate Michelman – “Facing a Future without Roe"
Carolyn Westhoff, MD – “RU486, Plan B, and the Pharmacological Revolution in Reproductive Rights"
Mark Hughes, MD, PhD – “Reproductive Genetics: The Science, the Medicine and the Ethical Challenges"
Phillip G. Stubblefield, MD – “Safe Abortion: Will There Be Providers?"
LeRoy Carhart, MD – “‘Partial-Birth Abortion’, the Supreme Court, and Physician Autonomy"
Daniel Callahan, PhD & Sidney Callahan, PhD – “Pro-Life, Pro-Choice: A 30-Year Marital Dispute"
Adrienne Asch, PhD – “Licensing Parents: Fertility Clinics as Social Police"
Faye Wattleton – “Reproductive Freedom for the 21st Century"