Hamline School of Law Adjunct Professor Jessica Mason Pieklo, JD '02, recently announced the release of her new book, Crow After Roe: How Separate But Equal Has Become the New Standard In Women's Health And How We Can Change That. Pieklo wrote the book with co-author Robin Marty, and it was published by Ig Publishing.
2013 marks the 40th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s abortion decision in Roe v. Wade, one of the most divisive rulings ever to shape American politics. In recent years, attempts to overturn Roe v. Wade have reached a fevered pitch. Pieklo writes that since 2010, hundreds of bills banning or putting up roadblocks to abortion access, contraception, and basic women’s health have been proposed across the United States, with nearly one hundred new laws going into effect.
Pielko's book examines 11 states -- Arizona, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Mississippi, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, Wisconsin, Texas, Utah, and Washington D.C. -- that since 2010 have each passed a different anti-abortion or anti-women’s health law explicitly written to provoke a repeal of Roe v. Wade.
In addition to serving as an adjunct professor, Pieklo, senior legal analyst for RH Reality Check, is an attorney and the former assistant director for Hamline's Health Law Institute. As a freelance writer, she covers constitutional law and women's rights at Care2.com and her writing on law and politics has appeared in Ms. Magazine, RH Reality Check, Alternet, The Washington Times, and Raw Story. Before becoming a writer and a professor, Pieklo spent six years litigating medical malpractice and corporate fraud cases. She frequently appears on the MOMocrats MOMochat as a legal affairs analysis and commentator. To learn more about the book, please visit the Crow After Row website.