Religious Liberty after Dobbs - 2023 Maxine and Jonathan Marshall Speaker

For many years, the law has been accommodating the religiously-based moral claims of those opposed to abortion and contraception, despite the fact that the latter were established constitutional rights. But after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, the shoe is on the other foot. How will the courts treat people who believe their religion permits (or sometimes even requires) them to obtain or perform an abortion or use contraception? This talk will explore the new questions of conscience that have emerged post Dobbs v. Jackson, the June 2022 case that overturned Roe.

Cathleen Kaveny (Ph.D., J.D., Yale University), a scholar whose work focuses on the relationship of law, religion, and morality, serves as the Darald and Juliet Libby Professor at Boston College, where she is jointly appointed to the Department of Theology and School of Law.

The Maxine and Jonathan Marshall Speaker Series on Religion and Conflict is an endowed lecture series that honors the life-long commitment of Maxine Besser Marshall ('76) and Jonathan Marshall to education, civil liberties, and world peace.





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