Fighting To Make New York a Safe Place for Abortion
By Rachel Weinstock, MS2 at Albert Einstein College of Medicine Under a siege of anti-choice rhetoric at the national level, New York has felt like a ‘safe place.’ Abortion was legalized here in 1970 before Roe V. Wade, a provider assured me during my medical school interview. Hearing this, and knowing of New York’s historically …
Jennifer Lee, JD
Jenny Lee is a staff attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union’s (ACLU) Reproductive Freedom Project where she challenges abortion restrictions in state and federal courts across the country. Some of her cases include challenging Wisconsin’s law requiring all abortion providers to obtain local hospital admitting privileges, Alaska’s restrictions on Medicaid coverage for abortion, South Dakota’s law requiring women to visit a crisis pregnancy center before they can obtain an abortion, and Arizona’s discriminatory law prohibiting race- and sex-selection abortions. She was also heavily involved in the challenges to the Affordable Care Act’s requirement that all health insurance policies cover contraceptives and helped draft the ACLU’s amicus brief to the Supreme Court in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. Prior to joining the ACLU Jenny practiced corporate litigation at Cravath, Swaine and Moore in New York City. She also interned with Planned Parenthood Federation of America, the ACLU of Illinois, and the Legal Aid Society’s Prisoners’ Rights Project. Jenny graduated cum laude from Yale University and with Honors from the University of Chicago Law School. She lives in Brooklyn, New York with her husband and dog.