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EVENT: Abortion Privacy/Abortion Secrecy: What's the Difference and Why Does it Matter? - Carol Sanger

Abortion Privacy/Abortion Secrecy: What's the Difference and Why Does it Matter?

Wednesday 7 June 14:00 until 16:00
Jubilee G31, Falmer Campus, Sussex University
Speaker: Professor Carol Sanger (in discussion with Professor Jo Bridgeman)

Prof Sanger's talk is drawn from her new book,Professor Carol Sanger of Columbia Law School will discuss the question of why women -- or certainly women in the United States -- do not discuss abortion at the level of personal experience. It is a matter of personal privacy, or is something darker at work? Sanger argues that abortion silence has consequences not only for women who fear the stigma disclosure might bring about, but for public discussion of abortion. This has led to a co-opting of the public narrative about who has abortions and why. At a moment in U.S. history when abortion's legality has been put on the chopping block, Sanger discusses the progression from private to public to political discussion, and why the matter
is so crucial right now.

About Abortion: Terminating Pregnancy in 21st Century America (Harvard 2017) ("the abortion book I didn’t realize I was waiting for" - Rewire
(link here https://rewire.news/article/2017/04/13/abortion-unpacks-shame-narrative-end-silence-stigma/)

A Dialogue on Abortion - Professor Carol Sanger, author of the new book, About Abortion: Terminating Pregnancy in Twenty-First-Century America, sits down with Madeline Hopper ’18 to discuss hot-button issues.

 


Professor Carol Sanger and Columbia Law School student Madeline Hopper ’18 recently sat down to discuss Sanger’s new book.

 

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By: Centre for Cultures of Reproduction
Last updated: Monday, 5 June 2017

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