Symposium on “Policing the Womb” (Center for Gender and Sexuality Law)
In some states, pregnancy has become a bargaining chip with prosecutors offering reduced sentences in exchange for women agreeing to be sterilized. The author shows how prosecutors may abuse laws and infringe women’s rights in the process, sometimes with the complicity of medical providers who disclose private patient information to law enforcement.
Often the women most affected are poor and of color. This timely book brings to light how the unrestrained efforts to punish and police women’s bodies have led to the United States being the deadliest country in the developed world to be pregnant.
The webinar will run from 4:30 to 6:00pm EST and will include a panel discussion and Q&A. This online event is free and open to the public. Please register at event website.