AMERICAN JEWS, ABORTION, AND THE FIRST AMENDMENT (IN-PERSON AND REMOTE)

Lecturer(s)
Rachel Kranson
Associate Professor of Religious Studies and the Director of Jewish Studies at the University of Pittsburgh
Date
Thursday March 09
Time
7-8:30 p.m.

Liberal, religious Jews strongly advocated for legal abortion between the 1970s and the turn of the twenty-first century. Why did they do so, and on what grounds? Join Dr. Rachel Kranson as she shares from her ongoing research: Religious Misconceptions: American Jews and the Politics of Abortion. Drawing on archival collections, she will tell the story of the American Jewish lawyers who developed the argument that abortion should be protected by the guarantees of the first amendment of the constitution. Understanding this history has become even more important as the US enters a post-Roe era, and experts are looking for new legal avenues through which to protect reproductive freedom.

Click here for information on Rachel Kranson's lecture AFFLUENCE ANXIETY: JEWISH UPWARD MOBILITY IN MIDCENTURY AMERICA

Jewish Studies programming is supported by the Fund for the Jewish Future of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland, and The Laura and Alvin Siegal College of Judaic Studies Educational Foundation, a supporting foundation of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland.

Member of Lifelong Learning Cost
Free
Nonmember Cost
$5

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Please note: This lecture will not be recorded for future viewing.