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Fayerweather Hall, Pruyne Lecture Hall (115)
  • Open to the Public

France is on track to become the first country in the world to constitutionalize abortion, and French Senator Laurence Rossignol has been a key actor at the forefront of this feminist struggle. Longtime feminist Rossignol is former minister (2014–2017) for women's rights and president of the Women's Assembly; she has a record of intense legislative work against patriarchal violence and in favor of sexual and reproductive health. She comes to Amherst to discuss how France came  to propose and pass a bill making abortion a constitutional right in France, and what the implications are globally. 

This event is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the Department of Political Science, with additional funding from the Georges Lurcy Lecture Series Fund.

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Stephen Laizer
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