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i4Y Speaker Series - Alexandra Carter

Presentation | November 9 | 12-1 p.m. | 5400 Berkeley Way West


Alexandra Carter

Innovations for Youth


This presentation will discuss the ongoing legal battle over abortion restrictions for unaccompanied immigrant minors in U.S. federal custody and the implications for public health policy, practice, and research. Alexandra will draw on her Master’s research exploring the ​Garza v. Hargan​ (now ​Azar v. Garza​) lawsuit which challenges the Office of Refugee Resettlements (ORR’s) new anti-abortion policy. Using a public health and reproductive justice perspective, Alexandra interrogates whether abortion denial is in the “the best interests of the child”—a human rights principle that governs domestic child welfare policy and the treatment of unaccompanied children worldwide.


rebeccahemono@berkeley.edu, 4133202537