Book Talk: Before Roe v. Wade by Professor Reva Siegel and Linda Greenhouse, with critical commentary by Professor Jack Balkin
Linda Greenhouse and Reva Siegel
Before Roe v. Wade: Voices that Shaped the Abortion Debate Before the Supreme Court’s Ruling
Thursday, December 9, at 6 p.m
290 York St., New Haven, CT
The Lillian Goldman Law Library invites you to a discussion of an important new book by Professor Reva Siegel and Linda Greenhouse, with critical commentary by Professor Jack Balkin.
Before Roe v. Wade offers compelling review of the societal conditions, incidents, and cases that led to the Supreme Court's historic decision legalizing abortion, which recaptures how the arguments for and against abortion took shape as claims about the meaning of the Constitution—and about how the nation could best honor its commitment to dignity, liberty, equality, and life.
Reva Siegel is the Nicholas deB. Katzenbach Professor of Law at Yale Law School and Professor of American Studies at Yale University.
Linda Greenhouse is a Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist and long-time Supreme Court reporter who is the Knight Distinguished Journalist in Residence and Joseph Goldstein Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School.
Jack Balkin is the Knight Professor of Law and the First Amendment at Yale Law School.