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Susan Fogel, JD

Susan Berke Fogel, JD, is the co-founder and co-principal Investigator of the Pro-Choice Alliance for Responsible Research (PCARR), which works on cutting-edge issues at the intersection of human genetic biotechnology and women's health and rights.

Fogel is also the director of reproductive health and justice programs for the National Health Law Program, where she is a national expert on reproductive health law, low-income health programs and religious restrictions in health care.

She began her legal career at the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, and previously was the legal director at the California Women's Law Center. She is past co-chair of the Health Rights and Bio-Ethics Committee of the American Bar Association Section on Individual Rights and Responsibilities.

Currently, Fogel co-chairs the Emerging Reproductive Technologies task force for the American Public Health Association Section on Population, Sexual and Reproductive Health. She is the board chair of Maternal and Child Health Access, president of the California Coalition for Reproductive Freedom, and is the vice-president of the city of Los Angeles Commission on the Status of Women. 

Fogel received her B.A. in art history from the University of California, Los Angeles, and her JD from Loyola Law School.

Pro-Choice Alliance for Responsible Research

The Pro-Choice Alliance for Responsible Research (PCARR) is a coalition of reproductive rights and justice advocates, bioethicists, academics, and community leaders working at the intersection of women's health and rights and human biotechnology. PCARR raises awareness and develops advocacy strategies on reproductive technologies and emerging human biotechnologies, advocating for a progressive agenda from an abortion rights perspective.

Assisted Reproduction and Choice in the Biotech Age: Recommendations for a Way Forward (2011)

Over the past several decades, millions of people have used new reproductive technologies in their quest for biologically related children. Access ...

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Health Care Refusals: Undermining Quality Care for Women (2010)

People in the United States expect the health care they receive to reflect medical practice grounded in evidence and endorsed by scientists and cli...

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The Denial of Abortion Care Information, Referrals, and Services Undermines Quality Care for U.S. Women (2010)

On September 9, 2009, President Barack Obama spoke before a joint session of Congress on the imminent need for health care reform. In his speech, h...

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