Abortion and Women's Empowerment: What Does the Data Show?

Hosted by the Terrence J. Murphy Institute for Catholic Thought, Law & Public Policy.

Date & Time:

Wednesday, February 2, 2022
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM


MSL 235 / Online

In Planned Parenthood v. Casey, three justices in the controlling opinion make the remarkable and unsubstantiated claim that “The ability of women to participate equally in the economic and social life of the Nation has been facilitated by their ability to control their reproductive lives [through the availability of abortion should contraception fail].” In Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health currently pending before the US Supreme Court, the amicus brief of 240 Women Professionals and Scholars examined this claim in light of almost 50 years of government data regarding changes in women’s education achievements, business ownership, labor participation, and earnings as well as abortion rates and ratios. Our speaker, Professor Teresa Collett, is counsel of record for this brief.  During this program, Collett will discuss the data, the women's arguments, as well as opposing arguments presented in amicus briefs supporting current abortion law.

This program is free. It will be held in-person and online.

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