//  5/24/19  //  In-Depth Analysis

Take Care has hosted a symposium on Reproductive Rights and Justice Storiesan important new book edited by Professors Melissa Murray, Katherine Shaw, and Reva B. Siegel. Contributors related themes, stories, and case histories in the book to recent developments in American life and law. 

Reproductive Rights and Justice

Kate Shaw, Reva Siegel, Melissa Murray | 5/13/19  

The story of reproductive justice extends far beyond courts and involves all the conditions in which individuals make decisions about having and not having children

When You Have Five, They Let You Do Whatever You Want

Leah Litman | 5/14/19 

While several of the essays in the edited collection of Reproductive Rights And Justice Stories talk about social movements that have influenced the law, some recent events suggest we should have those discussions without losing our focus on courts themselves

Courts, Law, and Social Change: A Response to Litman

Courtney Cahill | 5/15/19  

Courts are important, but they are not the only sun around which all other entities revolve and from which they gain their light

Abortion and #MeToo

Suzanne Goldberg | 5/15/19 

The rock-the-world power of #MeToo shows us that the ultimate key to change is story-sharing with families, friends and neighbors

Religious Freedom As a Basis for the Right to Choose

Elizabeth Sepper | 5/16/19

If Roe is overturned, doctrines of religious freedom may help safeguard reproductive rights, but only if we build the groundwork by recovering the history of religious reproductive justice and amplifying the moral reasoning of pregnant people

Key Context for Trump's Rhetoric About Immigrants

Yvonne Lindgren | 5/17/19

President Trump's rhetoric draw upon a familiar narrative that pathologizes immigration and immigrant reproduction as a threat while protecting and supporting the nation’s “good” mothers, families, and neighborhood

Race, Class, and Challenges to Abortion Restrictions

David Cohen | 5/17/19 

Race and class are intricately entwined with laws like the Hyde Amendment, and no advocacy on the issue can ignore this fact

Disestablishing the Mother

Courtney Cahill | 5/20/19 

Artificial reproductive technology might disestablish the traditional ideas of maternity on which abortion law and discourse rests

Roe v. Wade, Frontiero v. Richadson, and the Equal Rights Amendment

Geoff Stone | 5/20/19

I clerked for Justice Brennan at the time. Here's how the proposed Equal Rights Amendment affected Roe v Wade and Frontiero v. Richardson.

Pregnant Workers and Reproductive Justice 

Jessica Clarke | 5/21/19 

Despite legal efforts to eliminate it, pregnancy discrimination remains rampant. Responses based in liberty, temporary disability, and sex equality arguments have met limited success in courts.

Can Public Health Help Abortion Rights?

Rachel Rebouce | 5/22/19  

Reproductive justice advocates have increasingly relied on public health research in legislative and judicial disputes

Toward an Expansive Conception of Reproductive Rights and Justice

Kate Shaw, Reva Siegel, Melissa Murray | 6/5/19  

The responses to our edited volume promise continuing conflict over questions of reproductive justice in federal and state courts—but also highlight new arenas of action in politics, science, and religion

Abortion, Equal Protection, and the ERA—Courts Then and Now

Kate Shaw, Reva Siegel, Melissa Murray | 6/11/19  

A half century ago women and men challenging abortion restrictions were creative in making claims on the Constitution, taking to the streets, to the legislatures, and to the courts. In their audacity and creativity, we can find our future.

Title VII Bans Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation

7/11/19  //  Commentary

This conclusion follows directly from the statutory text and a brief glance at some dictionaries. Judges who have concluded otherwise based their analysis on faulty premises.

Joshua Matz


Objections to Protecting Transgender People Under Title VII Are Meritless

7/10/19  //  Commentary

In this post, I address three of the most frequent objections to holding that Title VII prohibits discrimination based on transgender status

Joshua Matz


Two Reasons Why Title VII Bans Discrimination Based on Transgender Status

7/9/19  //  Commentary

Discriminating against an employee because they are transgender violates Title VII in two distinct respects

Joshua Matz