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Silver Screens and Rap Sessions: How Women Took Abortion Rights from the Shadows to the Supreme Court

Thu, February 9, 2023
Dinner Program
Lisa Forman Cody

Lisa Forman Cody, associate professor of history and author of "Birthing the Nation: Sex, Science, and the Construction of Eighteenth-Century Britons," will address the history and culture of abortion in the United States, tracing the transformation of reproductive healthcare from a private secret to a public debate.


Lisa Forman Cody is an associate professor in CMC's history department and the author of the multi-award winning "Birthing the Nation: Sex, Science, and the Conception of Eighteenth-Century Britons" (Oxford University Press, 2005; pb 2007), and many articles in medical, legal, women’s, and cultural history. She is an elected Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and Royal Society of Arts and is the recipient of the Graves Award for Teaching, the Walter Love Article Prize, fellowships from the Mellon Foundation, the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, the AHA, the NEH, and the Huntington Library, in addition to other prizes and awards. She was appointed by the California State Bar to serve as a commissioner on the Judicial Nominees Commission (2018-2021, pro tem).

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