Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY) will deliver the Keynote Address at the HERS Foundation’s 28th Hysterectomy Conference, Saturday April 23rd at the Hilton Hotel in Manhattan.
Maloney, a Democrat from New York, is a powerful advocate for women’s rights, allied with such organizations as Emily’s List and the National Organization for Women. In 2008, she published “Rumors of Our Progress Have Been Greatly Exaggerated," a book that details the ongoing struggle women encounter on a number of fronts, including equal pay, politics, and healthcare.
State Representative Bruce Borders (IN) will discuss Hysterectomy Informed Consent legislation he introduced this year. Women and men from around the country will be there to voice their support for hysterectomy informed consent legislation.
Borders, a Republican from Indiana, recently proposed Hysterectomy Informed Consent legislation. His talk, "Your Vote is Mightier than the Lobbyist's Dollar," will address the legislative process and what conference speakers and attendees can do to enact meaningful legislation to counteract the more than 621,000 hysterectomies performed each year on women in the U.S. The information that is requisite to informed consent must be provided to every woman.
“un becoming,” by Rick Schweikert, will be screened on the eve of the conference. An explosive play written in the rich tradition of American political theater, “un becoming” premiered Off Broadway in 2004. It portrays the physical, political, economic, and social issues surrounding hysterectomy. The screening will be followed by a talkback with Schweikert and HERS President, Nora W. Coffey.
The public forum of the conference, combined with the imperative for hysterectomy informed consent legislation, will be embraced in a town hall style discussion at the conclusion of the day’s agenda, which can be viewed at http://hersfoundation.org/conference.html
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