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CEL: Abortion in the Twenty-First Century: Moral, Legal, and Cultural Dimen...
Wed, May 17, 2017, 5:30 PM
UCL Centre for Ethics and Law sponsored discussion event to mark the publication of:
About Abortion: Terminating Pregnancy in Twenty-First Century America (HUP) by Carol Sanger
Arguments about Abortion: Personhood, Morality and Law (Oxford University Press) by Kate Greasley
About the event
The event will begin with brief comments by both authors about the central ideas of their respective books. About Abortion confronts the question of why so much of United States politics and society is concerned with the abortion issue. Arguments about Abortion centres on the moral and legal permissibility of terminating pregnancy, and the relevance of arguments about foetal personhood for that question.
There will be time allocated for questions and discussion after the comments followed by a drinks reception.
About the speakers:
Professor Carol Sanger is the Barbara Aronstein Black Professor of Law at Columbia Law School. She regularly teaches contracts, family law, and seminars on Abortion in Context, and Meanings of Motherhood: Historical and Legal Perspectives.
Dr Kate Greasley is a lecturer in law at University College London. She was formerly a Junior Research Fellow in Law at University College, Oxford (2013-2016), and has written widely about moral and legal issues in abortion and other topics in medical ethics.
About the Centre:
UCL Centre for Ethics & Law was established in 2009 to reflect the growing need for enhanced collaboration between academics, practicing lawyers and industry, given the fast changing and increasingly interdisciplinary nature of the global issues lying at the intersection between ethics and regulatory compliance. The work of the Centre is resolutely multi-disciplinary and practice-oriented, focusing on a number of current themes including the professional ethics of in-house and external legal counsel, ethics of risk, anti-corruption, global business and human rights, and distributive justice.