In her role as Director, Jennifer oversees and directs the ACLU’s litigation, state advocacy, and communications work on issues affecting access to reproductive health services. That work runs the gamut from legal challenges to laws that would ban abortions and shut down women’s health centers to initiatives to stop state legislatures from passing further restrictions on access to reproductive health care to communications strategies to move public opinion and galvanize supporters.
Prior to becoming Director, Jennifer was a staff lawyer for more than 10 years. In that capacity, she successfully litigated numerous reproductive rights cases around the country, including state laws denying Medicaid coverage for abortion, laws permitting health care providers to refuse to provide reproductive health services, and bans on abortion procedures. Most notably, she argued Planned Parenthood v. Ayotte, a challenge to New Hampshire’s parental notice for abortion law, before the United States Supreme Court.
Jennifer graduated magna cum laude from New York University Law School in 1995. After law school she served as a law clerk for Judge Pierre N. Leval of the U.S Court of Appeal for the Second Circuit and worked as an associate at the N.Y. law firm of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton, and Garrison.
Feb 10, 2023
What to Know About the Abortion Case that Could Ban Mifepristone
Jun 24, 2022
Post Roe: The Supreme Court Won’t Stop at Abortion
Dec 2, 2021
Supreme Court Hears Mississippi Abortion Case That Could Overturn Roe
Sep 19, 2019
California Is Ready to Ensure Every Public College Student Has Access to Abortion
Aug 17, 2018
California May Make Abortion Pill Available at All Public University Student Health Centers
Jan 22, 2018
On the 45th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade, Court Battles for Abortion Access Persist
Jun 6, 2017
We Spoke With One of the Only Abortion Providers Left in the State of Alabama. Here’s What She Had to Say.
May 19, 2017
There Is No Getting Around the Fact That Restricting Abortion Access Has Economic Consequences for Women
Feb 2, 2017
If We Care About Abortion, Asking Judge Neil Gorsuch His Opinion on Roe v. Wade Is Not Enough
Jun 28, 2016
Yesterday’s Supreme Court Decision on Abortion Was a Great Victory for Women, but It Should Have Been a No Brainer