Abortion Rights in a Post-Roe World
In this talk, Professor Shoshanna Ehrlich will discuss how Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization – the decision that overturned Roe v. Wade – came about, what it means for those living in abortion-hostile states, and how states like Massachusetts are reacting to the decision by seeking to expand and protect abortion access. Professor Ehrlich will offer an up-to-date picture of the current crisis over abortion access in the wake of this dramatic reconfiguration of the legal landscape. This virtual program is for adults and teens and will include a Q&A.
About the speaker:
Shoshanna Ehrlich is a professor in the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Department at UMass Boston. Her interdisciplinary scholarship and advocacy focuses on the legal regulation of reproductive and sexual rights, with a particular focus on the rights of teens. Her books include: Abortion Regret: The New Attack on Women’s Reproductive Freedom (co-authored with Alesha E. Doan, 2019); Regulating Desire: From the Virtuous Maiden to the Purity Princess (2014); and Who Decides? The Abortion Rights of Minors (2006). Professor Ehrlich has also published extensively in law journals on these and related topics. Her most recent articles address the abortion rights of undocumented teens and the child marriage reform movement in the United States.
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