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New in Print: Abortion Law in Transnational Perspective: Cases and Controversies (Cook, Erdman, Dickens, eds.)

15282It is increasingly implausible to speak of a purely domestic abortion law, as the legal debates around
the world draw on precedents and influences of different national and regional contexts. While the
United States and Western Europe may have been the vanguard of abortion law reform in the latter
half of the twentieth century, Central and South America are proving to be laboratories of thought and
innovation in the twenty-first century, as are particular countries in Africa and Asia.

That’s a quote that might be comforting or worrying, really.   It comes from the publisher’s material for this new collection edited by Rebecca Cook and Bernard Dickens (U of T Law, emerita and emeritus) and Joanna Erdman (Dalhousie Law).   Alert your institutional library about this – here is the publisher’s material, and here is the publisher’s website material.

 

The impressive list of contributors includes : Luis Roberto BarrosoPaola Bergallo, Lisa M. Kelly, Adriana Lamačková, Julieta Lemaitre, Alejandro Madrazo, Charles G. Ngwena, Rachel Rebouché,  Ruth Rubio-Marín, Sally Sheldon, Reva B. Siegel, Verónica Undurraga, and Melissa Upreti.

Joanna Erdman’s work has been featured by the IFLS before, and she’s coming through for the Gendering Civil Liberties workshop this month which of course includes some questions about reproductive rights.

This blog has also recently featured contemporary abortion struggles in New Brunswick (here and here) and Ireland (e.g. here).  This book will offer a much wider perspective, one which may be either chilling or invigorating, depending on your domestic context and concerns.

Drop me a note if you are reviewing it, please,  at slawrence at Osgoode dot yorku dot ca.

 

 

today Prof. Joanna Erdman, MacBain Chair at Dalhousie Law – "New Ideas in an Age-Old Field": Regulating Reproduction [room change]

2027

“New Ideas in an Age-Old Field”: Regulating Reproduction
Professor Joanna Erdman
MacBain Chair in Health Law & Policy, Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University

Thursday October 25, 1230-2pm

Osgoode Hall Law School IKB 2003 now in 2027 Faculty Lounge
Light Lunch Served, please RSVP to lgonsalves@osgoode.yorku.ca

Poster for emailing, printing, sharing, here.

 

suggested reading:

Reva Siegel, “The Constitutionalization of Abortion” in M. Rosenfeld & A. Sajó eds., The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Constitutional Law 1057-78 (2012).

 

Marie Ashe, “Zig-Zag Stitching and the Seamless Web: Thoughts on ‘Reproduction’ and the Law,” (1989) 13 Nova L. Rev. 355  (this is a hein online link and will require access to hein, e.g. through the York library system)


IFLS presents Prof. Joanna Erdman on October 25: "New Ideas in an Age-Old Field": Regulating Reproduction

“New Ideas in an Age-Old Field”: Regulating Reproduction
Professor Joanna Erdman
MacBain Chair in Health Law & Policy, Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University

Thursday October 25, 1230-2pm

Osgoode Hall Law School IKB 2003
Light Lunch Served, please RSVP to lgonsalves@osgoode.yorku.ca

Poster for emailing, printing, sharing, here.

 

suggested reading:

Reva Siegel, “The Constitutionalization of Abortion” in M. Rosenfeld & A. Sajó eds., The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Constitutional Law 1057-78 (2012).

 

Marie Ashe, “Zig-Zag Stitching and the Seamless Web: Thoughts on ‘Reproduction’ and the Law,” (1989) 13 Nova L. Rev. 355  (this is a hein online link and will require access to hein, e.g. through the York library system)


Sexual and Reproductive Rights Symposium (on tape and in print)

Harvard Journal of Law & Gender vol 34(2) Summer 2011

This volume includes several articles coming out of the Sexual and Reproductive Rights: Barriers to Access, and Roadmaps to Fulfillment 2911 Journal Symposium (proceedings on audio here).

The articles are listed below -including Joanna Erdman’s piece on a harm reduction/human rights approach to access to information on safe abortions.

 

Normalizing Sex and its Discontents: Establishing Sexual Rights in International Law
Mindy Jane Roseman & Alice M. Miller
313
Give Justice Ginsburg What She Wants: Using Sex Equality Arguments to Demand Examination of the Legitimacy of State Interests in Abortion Regulation
Priscilla J. Smith
377
Access to Information on Safe Abortion: A Harm Reduction and Human Rights Approach
Joanna N. Erdman
413
Beyond Religious Refusals: The Case for Protecting Health Care Workers’ Provision of Abortion Care
Steph Sterling & Jessica L. Waters
463
Capacity and Autonomy: A Thought Experiment on Minors’ Access to Assisted Reproductive Technology
Michele Goodwin & Naomi Duke
503
Article
The Constitution and Female-Initiated Divorce in Pakistan: Western Liberalism in Islamic Garb
Karin Carmit Yefet
553
Student Article
Abnormal Persons or Embedded Individuals?: Tracing the Development of Informed Consent Regulations for Abortion
Evelyn Atkinson