Michelle Oberman lectures on “Her Body, Our Laws: On the Frontlines of the Abortion War from El Salvador to Oklahoma”

  • Monday, November 18, 2019 • 12:00 pm
  • Bryan Cave Moot Courtroom, Anheuser-Busch Hall

Michelle Oberman, Katharine and George Alexander Professor of Law, Santa Clara University, lectures on “Her Body, Our Laws: On the Frontlines of the Abortion War from El Salvador to Oklahoma.”

Professor Oberman is an internationally recognized scholar on the legal and ethical issues surrounding adolescence, pregnancy and motherhood. Her background in public health and law, as well as her long years of work with doctors in health care settings, gives her a unique perspective on women’s health issues arising at intersection of health law and criminal law.

Professor Oberman’s current research focuses on reproductive health and abortion regulation in countries with widely divergent abortion laws. Her work in El Salvador, along with other countries and a range of US jurisdictions, informs her 2018 book, Her Body, Our Laws: On the Frontlines of the Abortion War from El Salvador to Oklahoma, about what will and won’t happen if abortion becomes illegal in the U.S.

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This event is in co-sponsored by the School of Law, the Washington University Global Health Center, Institute for Public Health, Global Health Week and co-sponsored with the Washington University School of Law Whitney Harris World Law Institute; the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Advancement & Institutional Diversity,  and the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Department.

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