Blessed Be the Fruit: Threats to Reproductive Rights in 2019
Where: NYU School of Law
40 Washington Square S.
212-998-6040 Price: Free
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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