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Rooted in History: Abortion, Law and American Health Care in Context

On Tuesday, September 20, at 5 p.m., Yale School of Medicine (YSM) will host the sixth panel discussion in the series delving into the implications of the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. Dobbs overruled Roe v. Wade and held that the United States Constitution does not confer a right to abortion. These discussions are part of YSM’s commitment to lead through collaboration and education.

Rooted in History: Abortion, Law and American Health Care in Context, will bring a historical perspective to the recent Dobbs ruling and contextualize it in the broader histories of abortion and reproductive rights. Panelists will include:

Lauren MacIvor Thompson, PhD, assistant professor of history and interdisciplinary studies at Kennesaw State University and faculty research fellow at the Georgia State University College of Law’s Center for Law, Health & Society

Lina-Maria Murillo, PhD, assistant professor, Gender, Women's and Sexuality Studies, History, and Latina/o/x Studies, University of Iowa

Kelly O’Donnell, PhD, lecturer in the History of Science and Medicine and the Department of History, Yale University

Johanna Schoen, PhD, professor of history, Rutgers University, and co-chair of the Patient and Family Advisory Council for Quality at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, will moderate the session.

Naomi Rogers, PhD, professor, History of Medicine and of History, Yale University, will chair the session.

When you register here, you will be sent a webinar link.

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Sep 202220Tuesday
5:00 PM6:00 PM