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Lectures in History: History of U.S. Reproductive Law

U.S. Supreme Court Building

U.S. Supreme Court Building

Richmond, Virginia
Saturday, June 29, 2013

Virginia Commonwealth University professor Deirdre Condit teaches a class on the history of reproductive law in the U.S. Professor Condit touches on the 1965 U.S. Supreme Court case Griswold v. Connecticut, about the prohibited use of contraceptives and the right to marital privacy. The class also examines rights and access to abortion, looking at the 1962 story of actress Sherri Finkbine, who had taken medication she later discovered causes birth defects, prompting her to fly to Sweden for an abortion. Also discussed is the historic 1973 Roe v. Wade abortion case.

Updated: Monday, July 1, 2013 at 12:44pm (ET)

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