The first casebook on the subject marks the contours of the field, including recent changes and developments, and provides a comprehensive understanding of the law and legal discourse relating to state regulation of sex, bodies, families, and reproduction. This compilation of rich historical and contemporary primary and secondary materials, accompanied by rigorous legal analysis, considers the economic, political, legal, and social factors that influence procreation and parenting. It is attentive to questions of race, ethnicity, socio-economic status, sexual orientation, and ability. Given that reproductive rights are implicated by different bodies of law, the casebook and teacher’s manual will serve as guides to help balance expertise in one particular area of the law and enable well-rounded engagement with various issues. The second edition has been updated to reflect changes in constitutional law and their implications for access to a range of reproductive technologies.


Imprint: Foundation Press
Series: University Casebook Series
Publication Date: 11/29/2022
Related Subject(s): Gender Law

Melissa Murray, New York University School of Law

Kristin Luker, University of CA-Berkeley School of Law

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Updated caselaw related to abortion rights and other changes in constitutional law:

  • Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization
  • NIFLA v. Becerra
  • June Medical Services v. Russo
  • Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt
  • Obergefell v. Hodges

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