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Blessed Be the Fruit: Threats to Reproductive Rights in 2019

So far this year, nine states have passed laws to outlaw abortion or forbid the procedure past a certain point in pregnancy. What policy changes would be most effective in protecting women’s health? To what extent are abortion bans a form of social control? What will happen if Roe v. Wade is overturned?

Past: Thursday, November 14, 2019 6:00 pm
NYU School of Law
Speakers:
  • Melissa Murray
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  • Kate Shaw
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  • Reva Siegel
  • Rebecca Traister
Reproductive Rights

Loca­tion:
NYU School of Law’s Vander­bilt Hall: Green­berg Lounge
40 Wash­ing­ton Square South
New York, NY 10012

Women’s repro­duct­ive rights are under attack. So far this year, nine states have passed laws to outlaw abor­tion or forbid the proced­ure past a certain point in preg­nancy. The new laws are inten­tion­ally incom­pat­ible with Roe v. Wade. Far-right politi­cians hope to take their case to the Supreme Court, where the conser­vat­ive major­ity appears more ready to reverse its ruling in Roe than ever before.

Legal experts Melissa Murray, Reva Siegel, and Kate Shaw will explore the polit­ics and legal ques­tions surround­ing contra­cep­tion and abor­tion. In their recent book, Repro­duct­ive Rights and Justice Stor­ies, they discuss the signi­fic­ance of key repro­duct­ive rights and justice cases. What policy changes would be most effect­ive in protect­ing women’s health? To what extent are abor­tion bans a form of social control? What will happen if Roe v. Wade is over­turned?

Melissa Murray, Professor of Law, NYU School of Law

Kate Shaw, Professor of Law, Cardozo Law School, Co-Director of the Floer­sheimer Center for Consti­tu­tional Demo­cracy

Reva Siegel, Nich­olas deB. Katzen­bach Professor of Law, Yale Law School

Rebecca Traister, Writer at Large, New York magazine

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