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30 April 2015

Abortion in context: Law, ethics and practice

A stimulating seminar series running through May and June at Oxford University, convened by Dr Kate Greasley and Professor Carol Sanger.

The series examines issues of abortion from a variety of disciplinary perspectives. For more information contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), or see the Facebook page.

Week 1: Wednesday, April 29th
Abortion and Reasonable Disagreement
Dr Jeremy Williams, Research Fellow in Philosophy, Birmingham University

Week 2: Wednesday, May 6th
Abortion, Sex-Selection, and the Law
Dr Ellie Lee, Reader in Social Policy, Kent University

Week 3: Wednesday May 13th
Medically v Morally Informed Consent
Professor Carol Sanger, Rothermere American Institute/Mansfield College, Oxford/Columbia Law School
Dr Kate Greasley, University College, Oxford

Week 4: Wednesday, May 20th
The Decriminalisation of Abortion: An Argument for Modernisation
Professor Sally Sheldon, Kent Law School

Week 5: Wednesday, May 27th
On the Failure of the Best Argument Against Prenatal Personhood: Why Conscious Desires Do Not Establish the Right to Life
Professor Christopher Kaczor, Visiting Fellow in Religion and Public Life, Princeton University

Week 6: Wednesday, June 3rd
Special Panel: Abortion Practice
Ms. Ann Furedi, Chief Executive of British Pregnancy Advisory Service
Ms. Jennie Bristow, Publications Manager, British Pregnancy Advisory Service
Dr Richard Lyus, Treatment Doctor, British Pregnancy Advisory Service

Week 7: Wednesday, June 10th
Abortion, Infanticide and Moral Consistency
Professor Jeff McMahan, Whites Professor of Moral Philosophy, Corpus Christi College, Oxford

Week 8: Wednesday, June 17th
Conscientious Objection to Abortion Provision
Professor Carolyn McLeod, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Western University

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