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WiSH Seminar Series - Katie Watson, JD

February 1, 2023 - Noon Cental

Professor Katie Watson
Associate Professor of Medical Education, Medical Social Sciences, and Ob/Gyn
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Author - Scarlet A: The Ethics, Law and Politics of Ordinary Abortion (Oxford 2018)


Are Women Still People Under the Constitution? Reproductive Justice, Women's Personhood, and the Contemporary Abortion Debate


RFUMS Students, Faculty & Staff are welcome to join us on campus. External guest are welcome to join us via Zoom Webinar.


Katie Watson, JD is an Associate Professor at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, where she is an award-winning teacher of medical ethics, medical humanities, and constitutional law. Her articles on abortion ethics and practice have appeared in publications including NEJM, JAMA, The Lancet, and The New Yorker, and she is the author of Scarlet A: The Ethics, Law, and Politics of Ordinary Abortion (2018 OUP) which was described as “revolutionary” by the New York Times and was recommended in its “Ten Books to Understand the Abortion Debate in the United States” list. Professor Watson is a member of the Northwestern Memorial Hospital Ethics Committee, the Ethics Committee of the International Federation of Gynecology & Obstetrics (FIGO), the Board of the National Abortion Federation (NAF), and the Planned Parenthood National Medical Council (PPFA-NMC), and she is a former member of the Editorial Board of the AMA Journal of Ethics, and the Board of the American Society of Bioethics and Humanities (ASBH).