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Contextualizing Roe v Wade: Morality Laws and the Legal Personhood of Women - Katie Watson

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When: Thursday, January 16, 2020
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM  

Where: Robert H Lurie Medical Research Center, 1st floor/Searle Room, 303 E. Superior, Chicago, IL 60611 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: FREE

Contact: Myria Knox   312.503.7962

Group: Medical Humanities & Bioethics Lunchtime Montgomery Lectures

Category: Academic, Lectures & Meetings, Grand Rounds


The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics


A Montgomery Lecture


Katie Watson, JD
Associate Professor of Medical Social Sciences, Medical Education,
and Obstetrics & Gynecology
Faculty, Medical Humanities & Bioethics Graduate Program
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Contextualizing Roe v Wade:
Morality Laws and the Legal Personhood of Women

In honor of the 47th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Roe v Wade decision (Jan 22, 1973) and the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guaranteeing women the right to vote, Professor Watson will contextualize restrictions on women’s access to the medical procedure of abortion within a larger arc of constitutional law around “morality legislation” and the legal status of women generally, and she will conclude with a look toward the future of abortion access in the United States.


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