Geoffrey R. Stone, “The Constitutional Right To Abortion: Past, Present, And Future”

Laird Bell Law Quadrangle, Weymouth Kirkland Courtroom Auditorium Thursday, Oct 13, 2022 5 – 6 pm Register

In this talk, Prof. Stone will discuss the history of abortion pre- Roe v. Wade, and the circumstances surrounding the 1972 decision. He will draw on his unique insights from the vantage point as a law clerk to Supreme Court Justice William J. Brennan, Jr. at the time of the decision. He will then look at the legal and political developments between Roe and Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the 2022 decision that overturned Roe. He will end with his thoughts on the Court’s decision in Dobbs and what we might expect for the constitutional right to abortion in the future.

A reception will follow.

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