Course DescriptionThe course will summarize, principally from legal/constitutional/political perspectives, the history, current status, and possible future of women's reproductive health rights (mainly birth control and abortion rights) in America. Recognizing the issue as one of the most complex, controversial and polarizing issues of the past several generations (because it has medical/scientific, political, legal, constitutional, philosophical, social, cultural, religious, and emotional implications), the lecture focuses on: the period before the 1960s, when abortion and birth control were widely banned; the policy reasons for loosening prohibitions in the '60s; key Supreme Court decisions recognizing women's rights in the area, including Griswold, Roe v. Wade, and Casey; the emergence of the pro-life movement, and the ways that both the movement and the impact of prenatal science and technology have succeeded in narrowing the scope of Roe v. Wade; and, based on the history and trends, where things are likely to go in the near future. The goal is to provide attendees with a complete picture of this uniquely difficult issue, in an even-handed, non-partisan way.
- Time: 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
- Date: Friday, November 22
- Location: Barry and Florence Friedberg Auditorium, Boca Raton Campus
Member - $30
$75 for any combination of three events, members only
No Refunds Will be Given for One-Time Events Purchased Within a Discounted Bundle
Non-member - $35
One-time guest pass, Member or Non-member at the door - $35.
About the Instructor
Roy Klein, JD, Esq. is an honors graduate of Columbia Law School, where he was a two-time Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. In forty years of legal practice with a small Manhattan law firm, with a large national law firm and as a sole practitioner, he represented large companies, small businesses, and individuals as both plaintiffs and defendants in commercial, employment, and constitutional/civil-rights litigation. As president of the Nassau County (N.Y.) chapter of the ACLU, Klein spoke regularly to high school, college, civic, and community groups on a wide variety of constitutional/civil-liberties issues. He also contributed to a recently published Time Kids publication for middle-schoolers about the Constitution.
Upcoming programs presented by Roy Klein.
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Voting Rights (and Wrongs): Are Our Elections Really Free and Fair?Available for purchase until Tuesday, June 30
Prerecorded presentation from Spring 2020