Faculty Lecture to Discuss Relationship Between Gender Identity, the Law, and Abortion Rights

fls_Toscano_VickyRecent laws and regulations are providing legal authority to a particular view of what constitutes gender identity. The next Faculty Lecture Series talk will examine the impact of these definitions on abortion rights and will discuss why the resulting regulations should be found unconstitutional.

 “How the Law Shapes Gender Identity: Antiabortion Shibboleths in the Law”
Faculty Lecture Series | Vicki Toscano, J.D., Ph.D., assistant professor
Thursday, March 12, 2015
Noon–1:00 p.m.
Alvin Sherman Library | Second Floor Gallery

About the Talk

In recent years, many laws have been passed to create new regulations on abortion that are based on disputed factual claims about the fetus, pregnant women, and women’s experience of abortion. The court’s willingness to support these claims perpetuates stereotypes based on gender and lends legal authority to a particular view of what constitutes proper gender identity. This talk will explain recent relevant court cases and why these laws should be found unconstitutional based on the concept of liberty defined in the 14th amendment due process clause.

This event is free and all are welcome to attend. For more information, contact James Doan, Ph.D., professor, at (954) 262-8207.

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