Reproductive Rights in the Americas: Diverging Trajectories?

International Law and the Dobbs Decision event series

The Americas host a very diverse landscape regarding the legal recognition of sexual and reproductive rights—abortion in particular—, effective access in practice, and space for civil society mobilization. In the past two years, interesting legal developments across the continents are also a testament to the different strategies and political contexts used. Scholars, activists, and policy-makers can draw important lessons from the successes as well as from the setbacks. This webinar seeks to address the following questions: What recent legal developments have transpired in these represented regions of the Americas? What context and strategies enabled these legal developments? And what can we expect to happen next? This panel brings together a group of experts from Argentina, Chile, the United States, and Mexico to discuss these and other questions, as well as to consider the future of reproductive rights in the region. This event is the first in the International Law and the Dobbs Decision series.


  • Alicia Ely Yamin, Harvard University, Argentina
  • María Belén Saavedra, Georgetown University, Chile
  • Patty Skuster, Temple University, United States
  • Rebecca Ramos, Grupo de Información en Reproducción Elegida, Mexico
  • Lucía Berro Pizzarossa, Georgetown University, Moderator

This session is organized by ASIL’s Women in International Law Interest Group.