Deborah Fisch, J.D., (Director, Vice President) is affiliated with the University of Michigan Program for Sexual Rights and Reproductive Justice. Her professional interests include the role of medical malpractice liability in determination of standard of care; the legal maternal-fetal relationship in pregnancy, labor and childbirth; regulation of out-of-hospital birth attendants and protocols for their interaction with in-hospital providers; and evolving access to maternity care under the ACA. These topics are the subject of her blog and accompanying Facebook page, Mama's Got a Plan. She actively advocates for licensure of Certified Professional Midwives in Michigan. Deborah earned her AB in Linguistics from the University of Michigan and her JD from Wayne State University Law School.