Media Commentary

My opinions have been sought after by reporters on numerous media stories, including those relating to violence against women, the Indian Supreme Court, sex-selective abortion laws. You can find some of those news stories below.” To “Access some of the news stories in which I was quoted below:

Discussing the challenges faced by surrogates in India because of the lack of protections in India in A Ban on Commercial Surrogacy Could Leave Women in India with Fewer Options, Time (June 30, 2021).

 

Addressing how U.S. Sex-selective abortion bans rely on inaccurate assumptions about abortion motivations in Asian communities within the United States in Sex-Selective Abortions: Reproductive Rights Are Being Pitted Against Gender Equality, NBC News (Oct. 27, 2019)

 

Discussing obstacles to legalizing gestational surrogacy in The Story of Surrogacy, India Abroad (Sep. 11, 2019)

 

Quoted in Survivor of Acid Attack Helps Bring Change to Nepal's Criminal Code, NPR (Aug. 21, 2018) and report titled Combating Acid Violence in Bangladesh, India, and Cambodia that I co-authored as Director of the Cornell International Human Rights Clinic referred to

 

Responding to the Supreme Court’s Decision to not reinstate provisions of Indiana’s Anti-abortion Law that ban abortions when the decision is based on race, sex or a diagnosed disability, in Supreme Court Upholds Indiana Abortion Law on Fetal Remains, The Washington Times (May 28, 2019)

 

Remarks on the Supreme Court’s Decision to uphold provisions of Indiana’s Anti-abortion Law in Supreme Court Upholds Part of Indiana Anti-Abortion Law Requiring Disposal of Fetal Remains by Burial or cremation, IndyStar (May 28, 2019)

 

Discussing President Trump’s challenge to birthright citizenship within the United States in Trump’s Challenge to Birthright Citizenship Stirs Anxiety Among Foreign Workers Starting Families, India Abroad (Jan. 2, 2019)

 

Commenting on the implications of the ruling of an Indiana abortion law as unconstitutional in Indiana Abortion Law Signed by Former Gov. Mike Pence is Ruled Unconstitutional, IndyStar (Apr. 19, 2018)

 

Coverage on lecture discussing how sex-selective abortion bans perpetuate discrimination in Asian communities in Sex-Selective Abortion Perpetuates Gender Discrimination in Asian Communities, Prof Says, Cornell Daily Sun (Mar. 16, 2018)

 

Commenting on the lack of education and employment opportunities for women in rural India in South Asia's Crazy For This Intense Contact Sport — She's Its Trailblazing Star, OZY (Aug. 2, 2017)

 

Discussing the advantages of field research for students in legal clinics in Hands-on Lessons, Education Times (Jun. 19, 2017)

 

Discussing laws relating to acid attacks in India in Swiss Radio State (Nov. 15, 2016)  

 

Commenting on the passage of state-level restrictions on abortion in As Abortion Barriers Grow, US Supreme Court Ruling Looms, Daily Mail (Jun. 3, 2016)

 

Commenting on a new empirical study on sex-selective abortion in Canada in Records Reveal Gender-Selective Abortion Taking Place in Canada, New Scientist (Apr. 11, 2016)

 

With Red Lipstick, Indian Acid Attack Victim Makes a Bold Statement, The N.Y Times (Sep. 9, 2015) citing report titled Combating Acid Violence in Bangladesh, India, and Cambodia that I co-authored as Director of the Cornell International Human Rights Clinic

 

How Asian American Women Became the Target of Anti-abortion Activism, Washington Post (Nov. 4, 2015) citing the Sex-Selective Abortion Study titled Replacing Myths with Facts: Sex Selective Abortion Laws in the United States that I co-authored as Director of the International Human Rights Clinic at the University of Chicago Law School

 

Interviewed on Afghan Women’s Rights, Korean News Radio TBS eFM 101.3 (Mar. 9, 2015)

 

Acid Attacks: When Supreme Court on Your Side is not Enough, LIVEMINT (Dec. 31, 2014)

 

Interviewed for story on sex selective abortion in the United States, India Abroad (Aug. 14, 2014)

 

A New Study Demolishes the Racist Myths Behind Sex-Selective Abortion Bans, Mother Jones (Jun. 4, 2014) discussing report on sex-selective abortion titled Replacing Myths with Facts: Sex Selective Abortion Laws in the United States that I co-authored as Director of the International Human Rights Clinic at the University of Chicago Law School

 

Quoted in New Study Shows That Sex-Selective Abortion Bans Are Total Bullshit, JEZEBEL (Jun. 4, 2014) on sex selective abortions in the U.S.

 

New Study Exposes Sex-Selective Abortion Bans for What They Are: Just Another Way to Restrict Abortion, SLATE (Jun. 3, 2014) discussing report on sex-selective abortion titled Replacing Myths with Facts: Sex Selective Abortion Laws in the United States that I co-authored as Director of the International Human Rights Clinic at the University of Chicago Law School

 

Video Interview on Violence Against Women in India, Voice of America (Apr. 18, 2014)

 

Radio Interview on Women in Prisons in Argentina, WBEZ (Chicago’s NPR station) (May 13, 2013)
 

Acid Violence – A Most Horrific Form of Denigration of Women, PLOS BLOG (Apr. 22, 2014) citing report titled Combating Acid Violence in Bangladesh, India, and Cambodia that I co-authored as Director of the Cornell International Human Rights Clinic

 

Attacks Spike, But Acid Still as Easy as to Buy as Noodles, The Times of India (Apr. 29, 2013) citing report titled Combating Acid Violence in Bangladesh, India, and Cambodia that I co-authored as Director of the Cornell International Human Rights Clinic

 

Civil Litigation Rates Tied to Growth, Human Development Index, Literacy: Study, The Times of India (Apr. 10, 2012) citing study on civil litigation rates that I undertook in Litigation as a Measure of Well-Being: The Threat of India’s Case Backlog, 62 De Paul L. Rev 247 (2013) (with Theodore Eisenberg and Nick Robinson)

 

Higher Rate of Litigation Could be a Sign of Development, LIVEMINT (Apr. 8, 2012) citing study on civil litigation rates that I undertook in Litigation as a Measure of Well-Being: The Threat of India’s Case Backlog, 62 De Paul L. Rev 247 (2013) (with Theodore Eisenberg and Nick Robinson)

 

Acid Attacks are Like Terrorsim, India Abroad (Sep. 30, 2011)

 

Daily News (Jun. 12, 2011) discussing report titled Women in Prison in Argentina that I co-authored as Director of the International Human Rights Clinic at the University of Chicago Law School

 

NEW YORK LAW JOURNAL ONLINE (Jun. 9, 2011) discussing report titled Women in Prison in Argentina that I co-authored as Director of the International Human Rights Clinic at the University of Chicago Law School

 

Interviewed about report titled Combating Acid Violence in Bangladesh, India, and Cambodia that I co-authored for The Effort to End Acid Violence, Ms. Magazine Blog (Apr. 8. 2011)

 

Quoted in Bangladesh Cuts Acid Attacks on Women, Asia Sentinel (Feb. 10, 2011)

 

Quoted in Bangladesh Praised for Reducing Acid Attacks, WOMEN’S E-NEWS (Jan. 28, 2011)

 

Quoted in U.S.: Prisoners of Abuse, Inter-Press Service (Sep. 21, 2010)