CCJHR Seminar: ‘Abortion Secrecy / Abortion Privacy – What’s the difference and why does it matter?’

CCJHRProfessor Carol Sanger, Barbara Aronstein Black Professor of Law,

Columbia University, NY

Discussant: Máiread Enright, University of Kent / UCC

June 6th 2014, 9.15am – 11am

Venue: Moot Court Room, 1st floor, Aras na Laoi,

(Law Faculty, U.C.C.)


Advance booking is not required.


Professor Sanger will be discussing her forthcoming book, ‘About Abortion’, to be published with Harvard University Press.  Sanger, the Barbara Aronstein Black Professor of Law at Columbia University, is one of the world’s leading experts on medical law, gender, family and law and medical ethics. She is the first stop for many journalists covering the intersection of abortion and the law, as well as issues related to gender, families, and motherhood. Her publications include articles about working mothers, the role of cars in rape prosecutions, infant safe haven laws, and undocumented families. At Columbia, Sanger teaches interdisciplinary courses on both motherhood and abortion, and she has presented on reproduction and related topics at academic institutions around the world.Sanger has been a member of the Columbia Law School faculty since 1996. Her scholarship includes contracts, family law, reproduction, gender, and law’s relation to culture. She is a recipient of the Columbia University Presidential Teaching Prize and the Law School’s Willis Reese Teaching Prize. Recent scholarship focuses on the regulation of maternal conduct, the regulation of abortion, surrogacy, and always, law’s relation to culture. Editor, Cases and Materials on Contracts (8th ed., 2013) (with Professors Garvin, Cohen, and Brooks).


Supported by an Irish Research Council New Foundations Award: Gender Law and Sexuality research network


CCJHR Seminar: ‘Abortion Secrecy / Abortion Privacy – What’s the difference and why does it matter?’

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