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UCSB History Associates presents "What the Dobbs Decision Got Wrong About the History of 19th Century Abortion" with Professor Emerita Patricia Cline Cohen at the Santa Barbara Central Library.

This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments provided. Please RSVP to historyassociates@ia.ucsb.edu. Co-sponsored by the Santa Barbara Public Library.

Patricia Cline Cohen is a Professor Emerita of American History at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her research and teaching interests span U.S. women's history, the history of sexuality, the history of journalism, and 19th-century health and sex reformers. Her book publications include A Calculating People: The Spread of Numeracy in Early America (1985), The Murder of Helen Jewett: The Life and Death of a Prostitute in Nineteenth-Century New York (1998), and (co-authored) The Flash Press: Sporting Male Weeklies in 1840s New York (2008). Her current research focuses on the history of 19th-century abortion. In 2021 and 2022, she participated in preparing two friend-of-the-court briefs, one for Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization and the other for Planned Parenthood of Michigan v. Michigan House of Representatives and Senate. 

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