april, 2017

11apr7:00 pm- 8:00 pmBook Culture: "About Abortion" with author Carol Sanger in conversation with Stephanie McCurry and Jean Howard


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Praise for About Abortion:

A clear and persuasive new book. Margaret Talbot, The New Yorke​r​

Carol Sanger understands that abortion is never an isolated event, but one that reflects the complicated realities around it. There is a great mind at work here, but one with a woman’s body, an understanding heart, and a hope that every child will be born loved and wanted. Gloria Steinem

This remarkable book goes beyond abortion law and abortion politics to illuminate abortion as a lived experience, and a common one at that—a perspective far too often missing from a debate with no end in sight. An essential and timely warning to all of what happens when a constitutional right is narrowed down to invisibility. Linda Greenhouse, Journalist

Sanger takes readers on an insightful, original, and eye-opening guided tour of the practices and ‘culture’ of abortion. Even as pro-life legislators enact laws that nominally aim to provide women with information, she shows that women already know what abortion is. They know because, as Sanger persuasively argues, abortion implicates everything we deem important—life, death, sex, family, freedom, equality, and more. Michael C. Dorf, Cornell Law School

Carol Sanger is the Barbara Aronstein Black Professor of Law at Columbia Law School.

Stephanie McCurry is the R. Gordon Hoxie Professor of American History in Honor of Dwight D. Eisenhower at Columbia University.

Jean Howard is the George Delacorte Professor in the Humanities at Columbia University.


(Tuesday) 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Book Culture, 536 W 112th St, New York, NY 10025, USA

Book Culture, 536 W 112th St, New York, NY 10025, USA