LSRJ and BLSA present Michele Goodwin, "Crow after Roe: The New Inequality Paradigms in Pregnancy"

Date: 
Friday, May 9, 2014 - 12:20pm - 1:30pm
Location: 
Room V

Michele Goodwin is Everett Fraser Professor in Law at the University of Minnesota and holds joint appointments at the University of Minnesota Medical School and the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. Professor Goodwin will examine the turn to policing women's reproduction through laws that criminalize "poor" maternal conduct during pregnancy.  She will discuss the role of doctors in carrying out such political and law enforcement agendas, arguing that instantiating doctors as quasi-law enforcement risks undermining healthcare objectives, and perpetuating racial and class hierarchies in pregnancies, and could deter pregnant women from seeking medical care.