Katha Pollitt on "PRO: Reclaiming Abortion Rights" -CSGS - at Kent

Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - 4:30pm - 6:00pm

At Kent 107

Sponsored by the Global Voices Lecture Series and the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality.

Named a NY Times Notable Book of 2014, Katha Pollitt’s Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights (Picador, 2014) is a powerful argument for abortion as a moral right and social good. In a starred review, Publishers Weekly wrote: “An impassioned, persuasive case for understanding [abortion] in its proper context… With wit and logic, Pollitt debunks the many myths surrounding abortion, and analyzes what abortion opponents really oppose: namely, women’s growing sexual freedom and power….With arguments that are both lucid and sensible, Pollitt successfully reframes the abortion debate to show that, ‘in the end, abortion is an issue of fundamental human rights.’” An urgent, controversial book, Pro takes on the personhood argument and reaffirms the priority of a woman’s life and health.

Free and open to the public.

Event Location: 
Kent Chemical Laboratory, 107
1020 East 58th Street
Chicago, IL 60637