Friday, September 25, 2009

Naomi Cahn & June Carbone on Access to Contraception

Naomi Cahn (George Washington University Law School) and June Carbone (University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law) have posted Contraception: Securing Feminism's Promise on SSRN. Here is the abstract:



This paper traces the history of attempts to restrict contraception, the legal events securing widespread access to contraception and their importance to a generation of college-aged women, the short-lived nature of the consensus that produced them, and the potential of the issue to serve as a rallying point for a revitalized feminism. It explores the hypocrisy of a system that, whatever its values, makes reproductive autonomy readily available for the affluent and the sophisticated and increasingly beyond the reach of the most vulnerable. Finally, it considers the potential of contraception as a reframing device, capable of exposing the hypocrisy of family values advocates whose policies disproportionately hurt the most vulnerable.

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