14th Annual Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Colloquium: "Choices and Lives: Abortion After Roe v. Wade"
When Mar 19 – 21, 2013
Where St. Mary's College of Maryland (map)
Description Over the past thirteen years, the WGSX Colloquium has become an established tradition at St. Mary’s College. This very successful annual program has regularly drawn large audiences to events that have offered powerful interdisciplina
Although abortion law in the United States stretches back to the 1820s, no reproductive rights legislation or precedent is as cherished, loathed, debated, and controversial as the Supreme Court decision of 1973, Roe v. Wade. And while politicians and lawyers argue over the morality of the procedure, the choice to have an abortion continues to affect the real life of women worldwide. According to the Guttmacher Institute, around 50% of American women will experience an unplanned pregnancy, and by the time they are 45, almost 33% of women in the U.S. will have had an abortion. 40 years after the Supreme Court’s landmark decision, this year’s colloquium, entitled “Choices and Lives: Abortion After Roe v. Wade” will provide a timely and critical discussion of the legal, historical, medical, and cultural implications of the case and women’s fight for reproductive rights in this country.
Play Production: The Uncertainty Principle Tuesday, March 19, 2013 8:15 pm, Cole Cinema Eliza Baldi and Diane Davis
"The Forty Years' War: Roe v. Wade, Reproductive Rights, and the Battle for Gender Equality" Wednesday, March 20, 2013 4:45 pm, Cole Cinema Joanna L. Grossman, Sidney and Walter Siben Distinguished Professor of Family Law, Hofstra