What happens when pregnancy, miscarriage, contraception, and abortion are treated as crimes?
This moderated virtual panel brings together scholars in the fields of medicine, law, and women's and gender studies to discuss the criminalization of pregnancy and reproduction. Our panel of academic experts will discuss new and historical patterns of punishing people for their reproduction. This discussion contextualizes the ways that racism, sexism, and ableism have shaped reproductive policing over time and examines the new threats ahead now that abortion access has been banned in several states.
Registered attendees will receive a Zoom link via email on the morning of September 29.
Wendy A. Bach
Professor of Law at University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Professor of Women’s Studies and Co-Director of the Bread and Roses Center for Feminist Research and Activism at San Diego State University
Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Human Rights and Gender Justice Clinic at the City University of New York School of Law
Medical Director and Senior Research Scientist at the Friends Research Institute; adjunct faculty at the University of California, San Francisco
Moderated by Katharine McCabe, Assistant Professor of Women's & Gender Studies at Bucknell University
The Reproductive Justice: Scholarship for Solidarity and Social Change series is sponsored by the Notre Dame Gender Studies Program and the Reilly Center for Science, Technology, & Values, with support from the Initiative on Race and Resilience, the Center for Social Concerns, the Institute for Latino Studies, the Departments of American Studies, Anthropology, English, Film, Television & Theatre, History, Political Science, and Sociology, the St. Mary's Department of Gender & Women's Studies, the Indiana University-South Bend Women's & Gender Studies Program, and the South Bend Civil Rights Heritage Center.