Race, Class and Reproductive Rights | L4378

This course examines how race and class status affect women's reproductive rights, and how both legal rules and medical practices in this area rely on stereotypes and enforce norms of "good motherhood" on women. Topics covered include some or all of the following: abortion, contract parenthood ("surrogacy"), cloning, sterilization, embryo freezing, pregnancy-based employment discrimination, criminal prosecutions of women for prenatal substance abuse, and court-ordered Cesarean sections.

Prerequisites: None
Credit Hours: 3
ULW: This course does not satisfy the Upper Level Writing requirement (ULW)


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