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Professor Wendy A. Bach of the University of Tennessee College of Law will discuss her new book, "Prosecuting Poverty, Criminalizing Care,"which focuses on Tennessee’s fetal assault law as an example of the criminalization of care in poor communities. Professor Aziza Ahmed, Boston University School of Law, will respond.
The eighth annual Sissy Farenthold Lecture will feature acclaimed scholar of race, gender and the law, Dorothy Roberts, who will discuss the rising entanglement of pregnancy criminalization and family policing and the need for reproductive justice and abolitionist approaches to contest it.