Abortion and the Secrets of Women, Before and After Roe v. Wade

October 14, 2022 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
307 Tier Building, University of Manitoba Fort Garry Campus
173 Dafoe Rd W
MB R3T 2M9
Neil McArthur
The Centre for Professional and Applied Ethics at the University of Manitoba presents “Abortion and the Secrets of Women, Before and After Roe v. Wade.”

This public talk will take place on Friday October 14, 12.30-1.30, Tier 307.

Sarah Elvins (Professor, History, University of Manitoba) will discuss women travelling to access care in the late 1960s and early 1970s, particularly Canadian women who went to New York in 1970-1972 and the growth of referral services and travel agents that facilitated this movement.

Dana Medoro (Professor, English, Film, Theatre, and Media, University of Manitoba) will discuss the criminalization of abortion in the early 1800s and the ways in which anti-abortion legislation in the U.S. intersected with white supremacy and plantation slavery

Moderator: Nancy Kang (Canada Research Chair in Transnational Feminisms and Gender-Based Violence, Associate Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies, University of Manitoba)