Tuesday, September 28, 2021, 5pm EST ? Don't miss the third episode in our three-part series, "What's Abortion Got to Do With It?" Listen in as Tracy Schott, the leaders of Voices4Change, attorney Kelsey McKay, founder of RESPOND Against Violence, and board member and social worker Erica Olson explain the impact and consequences of the new Texas abortion law. Episode 3 ? Meaningful Solutions ? The Impact of Restrictive Abortion Law, and what we can do about TX SB8. Click here to watch: https://youtu.be/ILvSrNJ2-hc You'll learn: 1. Why abortion laws are not about protecting the unborn: From the irony of birth control to Texas laws that are not pro-life, we'll also dive into the reality of protecting babies after they are born 2. Abortion laws that make abortion more dangerous and less accessible to the most vulnerable The gender gap, human trafficking, sexual assault, child abuse ? and its link to domestic violence 3. What Texas will look like in 5 years if this law stands? From rape crises centers to the immigrant population, we'll share lessons from other countries 4. And perhaps the most important of our conversation ? Solutions: From supporting life to protecting women vs. embryos, we will close our series by shining a light on the importance of increasing awareness of gender-based violence Be a part of all of our conversations! Episode 1: Understanding the Law ? and its impact on women and their unborn babies Watch: https://youtu.be/398-Lo7nnhk Episode 2: Reproductive Control, Pregnancy, and Intimate Partner Violence Watch:https://youtu.be/6uZNrGK-Gjk Episode 3: Meaningful Solutions ? The Impact of Restrictive Abortion Law, and what we can do about it ? Watch: https://youtu.be/ILvSrNJ2-hc MEET OUR PANEL OUR HOST: Award-winning filmmaker and founder of Voices4Change Tracy Schott ? With the goal of ending domestic violence, Tracy?s documentary Finding Jenn?s Voice brings to light the horrifying fact that one of the leading causes of death during pregnancy is murder. Determined to stop the international devastation, in January 2021, the Pennsylvania-based entrepreneur launched a weekly podcast/video series to share the courageous stories of survivors and experts worldwide who are working toward the same goal. Learn more about Tracy and her work at Voices4Change.net. In this podcast series: Tracy will moderate the panel and share her insights into the impact that the Texas abortion law will have on the victims of Intimate Partner Violence ? not just in Texas but around the world. OUR ATTORNEY: Kelsey McKay ? one of the most recognized national experts on criminal asphyxiation in the context of sexual and interpersonal violence, child abuse, and human trafficking. She is the president and CEO of RESPOND Against Violence, an organization that integrates the experience of individuals, communities, and systems to improve the collective response to violence and trauma. Kelsey trains and consults nationally to implement sustainable protocols and strengthen how communities collaborate, investigate, treat and prosecute strangulation and cases ranging from intimate partner violence, human trafficking, sexual assault, child abuse, and homicide. In this podcast series: Kelsey will inform us of the realities of the law and help us understand its implications. OUR SOCIAL WORKER: Erica Olson, MSS, MLSP ? A consultant, trainer, and subject matter expert specializing in gender-based violence and trauma-informed care and management, Erica draws on her 20 years of experience in direct services, advocacy, policy, and applied research to aid nonprofits, government agencies, and the private sector in advancing their knowledge and practices around interpersonal violence and abuse, gender inequality, and trauma. Currently, she provides case and program consultation, expert witness testimony, training, and technical assistance. Erica has been appointed to multiple state and national efforts, including the CDC?s Rape Prevention and Education Program and National Violent Death Reporting System. She is the former Director of the NJ Domestic Violence Fatality and Near Fatality Review Board and has co-authored curricula, policy, regulations, and legislation. Her work has been published in the peer-reviewed Victims and Violence. In this podcast series: Erica will share her insights into the far-reaching consequences of the government controlling women?s bodies and share what we know about the impact of these types of laws on gender-based violence.