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Sun, Nov 12



Canterbury Forum

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Time & Location

Nov 12, 2023, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM CST


About The Event

The final Canterbury Forum of the Fall 2023 season will host: "Abortion Rights: The Road from Roe and Casey to Dobbs", presented by Prof. Francis Degnin of the University of Northern Iowa's Department of Philosophy and World Religions. 

The Supreme Court's Dobbs decision radically changed the abortion landscape in the US.  But it didn't change everything.  For example, it didn't change the position, asserted in Roe, that the US Constitution is silent on the question of whether an unborn fetus is a person.  It also didn't challenge the notion that a right to privacy is inherent (implied, but not named) in the Constitution.

What are the key points, and rationale, of the Dobbs decision?  Of the dissent?  This talk will focus on explicating those key points as well as providing a limited assessment of some of the strengths and weaknesses of the arguments on both sides of the decision.

If you're interested in joining, please contact Bob Dise,

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