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After Roe: The Lost History of the Abortion Debate

May 11, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - June 18, 2017 @ 2:00 pm


On Wednesday, April 20, the UCSB’s Interdisciplinary Humanities Center began its FREE three-part discussion of  After Roe: The Lost History of the Abortion Debate, a novel that captures the events that have occurred after the Roe v. Wade decision in 1973. The university invites you to experience one or both of the remaining sessions that are held at noon on Thursday, May 11, and Thursday May 18.  For the specific location of each discussion, contact Professor Luna at

As described by the publisher, “Forty years after the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its decision legalizing abortion, Roe v. Wade continues to make headlines. After Roe: The Lost History of the Abortion Debate cuts through the myths and misunderstandings to present a clear-eyed account of cultural and political responses to the landmark 1973 ruling in the decade that followed. The grassroots activists who shaped the discussion after Roe, Mary Ziegler shows, were far more fluid and diverse than the partisans dominating the debate today…Peering beneath the surface of social-movement struggles in the 1970s, After Roe reveals how actors on the left and the right have today made Roe a symbol for a spectrum of fervently held political beliefs.”

Snacks will be served!

For more information, visit the university’s website here!



—Danielle Hazlett


Cole Cohen
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