Take Care has hosted a symposium on Reproductive Rights and Justice Stories—an 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
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
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
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
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.