Professor of Sociology, Fordham University
Jeanne Flavin is a Professor of Sociology at Fordham University whose scholarship examines gender, crime, and reproductive justice. She is author of the award-winning Our Bodies, Our Crimes: Policing Women's Reproduction in America (NYU 2009) and more than two dozen other scholarly publications, and co-editor of Race, Gender, and Punishment: From Colonialism to the War on Terror (Rutgers, 2007). She received a Fulbright research award in 2009 to study gender, family, and crime in South Africa. She also is the 2013 recipient of the Sociologists for Women in Society’s Feminist Activism Award. Currently, she serves as president of the board of directors for National Advocates for Pregnant Women. Jeanne grew up on a farm in rural Kansas.
With 20-week abortion bans, far more than abortion is at stake. These measures establish legal principles that will be—and, indeed, already have been—used to justify arrests of and forced medical interventions on pregnant women.
New Study Shows Anti-Choice Policies Leading to Widespread Arrests of and Forced Interventions on Pregnant Women
Our new study makes clear that post-Roe anti-abortion and “pro-life” measures are being used to do far more than limit access to abortion; they are providing the basis for arresting women, locking them up, and forcing them to submit to medical interventions, including surgery.