The Politics of Abortion: 40 years post-Roe v Wade

Cynthia Daniels (Political Science; Associate Campus Dean, Douglass)

This seminar will examine the historic Roe v Wade decision, subsequent Supreme Court decisions, and the growing development of restrictions on abortion in the United States.  Students will engage in research on court cases, readings on the right to life and pro-choice movements, and original research on controversial state “burdens” on abortion such as legislative efforts to require ultrasound procedures, parental notification, and “informed consent” requirements. Students will also explore the use/misuse of visual imagery in these highly contested public debates.

Course Number: 
01:090:101 section 18 index 28108