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Shoshanna Ehrlich Author Event
September 5 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Join author Shoshanna Ehrlich for a discussion of her recent book Abortion Regret: The New Attack on Reproductive Freedom (co-authored with Alesha E. Doan) in the Library’s Marc Jacobs Reading Room on Thursday, September 5 at 6:00 pm.
“Abortion Regret: The New Attack on Reproductive Freedom is required reading for activists, students, scholars, journalists, policy makers and anyone trying to confront the ongoing threats to reproductive rights. The book is meticulously researched and tightly argued and exceptionally accessible. Its intersectional lens and interdisciplinary analysis provide a fresh eye on the key Supreme Court decisions… Importantly, their account unmasks the racialized dynamics within the allegedly color-blind regret narrative…This material is a genuinely new contribution to abortion research, ….This book comes at a critical moment, when the attacks on reproductive rights are escalating at a rate not seen before. Ehrlich and Doan’s insights will be guide posts for abortion rights advocacy.” (Marlene Gerber Fried, Professor of Philosophy and Faculty Director, Civil Liberties and Public Policy Program (CLPP), Hampshire College)
Shoshanna Ehrlich is a professor in the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Department at the University of Massachusetts Boston. Her interdisciplinary scholarship addresses the legal regulation of sexuality and reproduction, with a particular focus on the rights of young women. She also teaches and writes in the area of family law, and is particularly interested in the role that gender plays in shaping normative understandings of family relationships.