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« January 2022 »

The Abortion Dilemma: Legal and Medical Consequences

January 14, 2022

9:00 a.m.

Online Zoom discussion

Richard Cohen and Linda Dunn will moderate a discussion on the legal and medical issues surrounding the abortion dilemma. Richard will focus on the legal history of abortion before Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, and the likely legal future of abortion in the US after the Mississippi and Texas cases now before the Supreme Court.

Linda Dunn will discuss "viability", the 15-week Mississippi limit on abortions, medication abortion, and the future of abortion in the US if Roe is overturned.

This event is free and open to everyone.

Richard Cohen is a retired judge of the Appellate Division of the New Jersey Superior Court. He has taught four ASC courses on constitutional law, its historical development, and the effects of Supreme Court decisions.

Linda Dunn is a retired obstetrician gynecologist. She currently serves as President of Acadia Senior College.


Click to register for this event, or email learn@acadiaseniorcollege.org.

You will receive the Zoom link a day or two before the presentation.

The Abortion Dilemma: Legal and Medical Consequences

Election Integrity: Verifying the Vote & Ensuring Public Confidence

January 21, 2022

12:00 Noon

Virtual presentation via Zoom

Maine Secretary of State Shenna Bellows will talk about the critical role election administrators play in ensuring public trust in government and confidence in our elections. She will highlight national trends attacking the integrity of our elections and speak about what we can do in Maine to protect democracy.  She will share details about post-election vote verification processes and national best practices for real post-election audits and reviews as well as what's on the horizon in Maine and nationally to protect our elections.

Secretary of State Shenna Bellows is Maine’s 50th Secretary of State, and first female Secretary of State. She previously served as a State Senator representing 11 cities and towns in southern Kennebec County. Outside of elected office, she served as Executive Director of the Maine Holocaust and Human Rights Center; ran a small consulting business; served as the Executive Director of the ACLU of Maine; and served in the AmeriCorp and Peace Corp among other roles. She grew up in Hancock and now resides in Manchester with her husband, Brandon, and their cats

This event is free and open to everyone.


Register for this event,  or email learn@acadiaseniorcollege.org.

You will receive the Zoom link the day before the presentation.

Election Integrity: Verifying the Vote & Ensuring Public Confidence