“Religious Liberty Arguments for Abortion Rights”

Case Western Reserve University School of Law’s Reproductive Rights Law Initiative will host a discussion titled “Religious Liberty Arguments for Abortion Rights” Thursday, April 11, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Moot Courtroom (Room A59). There also will be an option to attend virtually via Zoom.

The panel will feature:

  • Toni Bond from the Methodist Theological School in Ohio;
  • Rachel Kranson from the University of Pittsburgh; and
  • Elizabeth Sepper from the University of Texas at Austin.

The moderators will be Christine Ryan from the Columbia University Law Rights & Religion Project and Jessie Hill from the CWRU Reproductive Rights Law Initiative.

This panel will explore the history and recent revival of religious liberty arguments supporting abortion rights. The panel will consider this topic from legal, historical and theological perspectives, drawing on multiple faith traditions and their approaches to gender equality, medical decision-making, sexual morality, and the question of when life begins. The panel will be conducted in a moderated question-and-answer format.

Register to attend.