About Abortion (with Carol Sanger)

by | May 12, 2017

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Interviewee: Carol Sanger

Carol Sanger is the Barbara Black Professor of Law at Columbia Law School, where she teaches Contracts and seminars on both Motherhood and Abortion Law. She is currently completing a book on the 21st century regulation of abortion in the United States.

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Interviewer: Kira Allmann

Kira Allmann is the OxHRH Communications Director and a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Media Law and Policy at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies at the University of Oxford. Her current research focuses on digital inequality, exploring community-driven grassroots solutions to closing the digital divide. She leads several research projects, using ethnographic methods to study the role of community-owned internet networks, local digital skills training, and public internet access points in promoting digital inclusion. Kira is also a research partner of the Whose Knowledge? campaign, which works to center the knowledge of marginalized communities on the web. She completed her DPhil in Oriental Studies (Islamic World) at the University of Oxford on a Rhodes Scholarship and also holds an MPhil in Modern Middle Eastern Studies (University of Oxford) and a B.A. in Government and Linguistics (The College of William and Mary).

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Since the 1973 Supreme Court ruling on Roe v. Wade, abortion has been legal in the United States. But terminating pregnancy remains a controversial issue, and it plays a surprisingly large role in American politics. In this episode, we talk to Carol Sanger, professor of law at Columbia University and author of ‘About Abortion: Terminating Pregnancy in 21st Century America’ about why abortion is such a prominent political issue in the United States and how we might expect the Trump administration to deal with reproductive rights.

Interview with: Professor Carol Sanger
Produced by: Dr Kira Allmann
Music by: Rosemary Allmann

[Original release: 12 May 2017]

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