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Leslie Reagan: Abortion is an American Tradition

When: Thursday, February 2, 2023
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM CT

Where: Harris Hall, 108, 1881 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

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

Contact: Eliot Colin   (847) 491-5871

Group: Gender & Sexuality Studies Program

Co-Sponsor: The Women's Center

Category: Lectures & Meetings


"Abortion is an American Tradition: The Supreme Court, Fake History, and the Dobbs Decision"

Professor Reagan will discuss the history, practice, and law regarding abortion and reproductive rights in the US. The 2022 Supreme Court Dobbs decision and the fake history enshrined in it will also receive attention.

Leslie J. Reagan is Professor of History at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she has affiliations in the Departments of Gender and Women’s Studies, Media Studies, and the College of Law. Reagan is the author of When Abortion Was a Crime: Women, Medicine, and Law in the United States, 1867-1973, which won the Willard Hurst book award among others and is the “go-to” book on the century when abortion was illegal. She is also the author of the award-winning Dangerous Pregnancies: Mothers, Disabilities, and Abortion in Modern America, which investigates the German measles (rubella) epidemic of the early 1960s and the role the disease and disabilities played in early abortion law reform.

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