Sonya L. Rahders (she/her) is a Staff Attorney with Regulatory Assistance for Abortion Providers (RAAP), a division of Resources for Abortion Delivery (RAD). RAAP offers pro bono healthcare compliance assistance to abortion providers in all U.S. states and territories, with an emphasis on helping providers deal with targeted regulation of abortion providers (known as TRAP laws), and other state-level health regulations. Prior to joining RAAP in 2019, Sonya worked in private practice for a boutique health law firm representing a range of provider types in compliance matters including Medicaid and Medicare billing matters; as in-house regulatory legal counsel for Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California; and as an If/When/How Reproductive Justice Fellow and federal domestic policy analyst with Advocates for Youth in Washington, D.C. Sonya earned her J.D. with a concentration in social justice lawyering from UC Hastings College of the Law, a B.A. in sociology with a minor in women’s/gender studies & emphasis in LGBT studies summa cum laude from UCLA, and an A.A. in sociology with high honors from Cabrillo College. Sonya is also an instructor with the University of Minnesota College of Continuing and Professional Studies (CCAPS), where she designed and teaches an online course on public policy and human sexuality for the human sexuality graduate certificate program. Prior to her educational and legal career, Sonya worked for several years in nonprofit administration and human resources, while trying to launch an ultimately unsuccessful professional snowboarding career in South Lake Tahoe, CA. She is licensed to practice and lives in California.
Reproductive Healthcare in the Era of COVID-19: Telehealth, Abortion Care, and Expanding Access for LGBTQ+ People