Abortion in American Culture

HISTORY372

Abortion in American Culture.The American experience with abortion--before and after Roe v. Wade--considering issues of religion, politics, law, medicine, gender, and ethics. Fertility and family planning, the experiences of women both as abortionists and undergoing abortions, unwed mothers, teenage pregnancy and young parenthood, and the rise of advocacy groups in favor of and opposed to abortion. Comparison practices of Britain, Europe, and Japan. One course. 

Curriculum Codes: 

CCI, CZ, EI, R, SS

Theme (Concentration)

Law and Governance, Medicine, Science and Technology

Region

United States and Canada