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Bay Path University to Host Virtual Panel: What is Roe v. Wade, and What Happens if it is Overturned?

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Longmeadow, MA - On May 25th Bay Path University is bringing legal, community, and healthcare experts together to examine the historical perspective and the potential implications of the impending Supreme Court decision regarding  Roe v. Wade.  This virtual educational panel discussion will bring audience participants a greater understanding of the current law, how the law came to be, and what’s potentially at stake depending upon the Supreme Court’s ruling. 

"Our entire mission is based on the principle that women must have the power to imagine, shape and own their lives," says Sandra Doran, JD, Bay Path's President. "As an educator, a lawyer, and a mother, I know how important this conversation is, and I think it's critical that we create a forum for our community to engage with it."

Panelists offering their professional insight include Attorney Elizabeth G. Dineen, Executive Director,  YWCA of Western Mass; Attorney Kathleen E. Dion, Partner, Robinson & Cole; Laura Jean Kattan, CNM, Baystate Wesson Women's Clinic; Dr. Courtney Patrick-Weber, Bay Path Associate Professor; and will be moderated by Attorney Delmarina López, City of Chicopee City Councilor. 

This virtual panel discussion is open to the community, and all are invited to attend. Registration is required; please visit to register and for more information. 



About Bay Path University

Bay Path University was founded in 1897. Bay Path’s enrolled population of over 3,000 includes traditional undergraduates; adult women at The American Women's College, the first all-women, all-online accredited degree program in the country; and women and men master’s and doctoral students. Bay Path’s goal is to give students confidence in the fundamentals of their chosen field, the curiosity to question the ordinary, the leadership to show initiative, and the desire to make a difference.