WGS 410 - Reproductive Justice: Legal and Ethical Issues
Winter 2023, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Women's and Gender Studies (WGS)
Department: LSA Women's and Gender Studies
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Details

Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Advisory Prerequisites:
WGS/NURS 220 (WOMENSTD/NURS 220), WGS/AMCULT 240 (WOMENSTD/AMCULT 240), WGS/SOC 270 (WOMENSTD/SOC 270), or WGS 400 (WOMENSTD 400).
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Rackham Information:
Rackham credit requires additional work.
Primary Instructor:
Start/End Date:
Full Term 1/4/23 - 4/18/23 (see other Sections below)
NOTE: Drop/Add deadlines are dependent on the class meeting dates and will differ for full term versus partial term offerings.
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Description

This course surveys legal and ethical issues surrounding decisions about pregnancy and childbirth, with a focus on reproductive injustice. We will look at current issues in the news, U.S. cases, and statutory laws on the rights of people related to both achieving and preventing reproduction. This includes childbearing issues, maternal-fetal questions, pregnancy prevention, and terminations, as well as laws and practices restricting access to services. We will consider issues of prenatal personhood, medical research, individual rights versus societal standards, autonomy versus medical standards, and sexual rights. We will pay special attention to how the law defines "rights" and the difference between "reproductive rights" and "reproductive justice." Students will learn to read and analyze legal decisions to better understand how the legal system works to resolve conflicts and navigate social policy issues.

Course Requirements:

Class participation (short written reflections, class discussion lead day, state law reporting) and three written, take-home exams (Exam 1, Exam 2, Final).

Intended Audience:

This class is reserved for the following majors and minors: Gender and Health; Women's and Gender Studies; Social Class and Inequality Studies; Gender, Race and Nation.

Schedule

WGS 410 - Reproductive Justice: Legal and Ethical Issues
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
 In Person
24443
Closed
0
 
33
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23

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