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Heather Shumaker

Director of State Abortion Access

Heather Shumaker is Director of State Abortion Access at the National Women’s Law Center. She works to advance state laws and policies that protect reproductive rights and promote access to comprehensive health care. Prior to joining the Center, Heather was the State Policy Director at the National Abortion Federation and the Senior Public Affairs Director for Planned Parenthood Keystone. She is a graduate of Sweet Briar College and the Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law. She also holds an L.L.M. from the George Washington University School of Law, where she studied international human rights law, and an M.A. from King’s College of the University of London.

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