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Schneiderman Bioethics Lecture – April 30

April 30, 2014
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Free of charge
Event Category:
Lecture Series
Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center of the National Academies of Sciences and Engineering
The School of Biological Sciences

UCI Francisco J. Ayala School of Biological Sciences

proudly presents

The Howard A. Schneiderman Memorial Bioethics Lecture Series

Join us April 30, 2014 at 7 p.m. for

“Pregnant Women and the Medical-Legal Divide”

Presented by Michelle Bratcher Goodwin, J.D., LL.M.
Everett Fraser Chair in Law & Professor of Medicine and Public Health 
University of Minnesota

Abstract: Professor Goodwin’s lecture addresses the intersections of bioethics and the criminal justice system by exploring how state statutes play an increasing role in shaping pregnant women’s autonomy, privacy, and liberty.  Her lecture highlights how arrests, forced bed-rests, compelled cesarean operations, civil incarceration, and mandatory life-support imposed against pregnant women raise important issues for bioethics and law.  Among the issues considered in the lecture are the roles of physicians; the conflicts of interest between physicians and pregnant patients; maternal-fetal conflicts; and promoting healthy pregnancies.

Reservations are Required. Register here.

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