Rebuilding the Movement for Reproductive Rights and Justice
Join Dr. Laurie Shrage's talk on Rebuilding the Movement for Reproductive Rights and Justice
This talk will critically assess the goals and strategies of the “pro-choice” movement of the past 60 years.
I will propose that the movement for abortion access should reposition itself into a broader movement for the reproductive autonomy of all persons, regardless of their sex, gender, age, disability, fertility, or marital status. A broader movement can refocus public debate on the larger question of the state’s role in deciding who will become a parent, biologically or legally. I will explore Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s inclusive approach to legal gender equality in order to frame a post-Roe approach to reproductive rights and justice.
Dr. Laurie Shrage is a Professor of Philosophy at Florida International University in Miami. Her books include Abortion and Social Responsibility (Oxford 2003), Moral Dilemmas of Feminism (Routledge 1994), an edited collection, You’ve Changed: Sex Reassignment and Personal Identity (Oxford 2009), and the co-authored textbook Philosophizing About Sex (Broadview 2015). She has published her work in numerous scholarly journals and The New York Times. Her research areas are moral and political philosophy, feminism, and American Philosophy.
Berg Gallery (Bldg. 5, Rm. 105)