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Alexander Sanger to discuss reproductive freedom at WFU

By Pam Barrett
336.758.5237
October 6, 2004

Alexander Sanger

Alexander Sanger, grandson of renowned family planning advocate Margaret Sanger and a longtime leader in the reproductive rights movement, will give a free, public lecture at Wake Forest University at 7 p.m. Oct. 13 in Annenberg Forum located in Carswell Hall, Room 111.

Sanger's lecture is titled after his recent book, "Beyond Choice: Reproductive Freedom in the 21st Century." Sanger, who believes that reproductive freedom is in jeopardy in the United States, says he finds both the pro-choice and pro-life positions necessary but insufficient. According to a recent book review, Sanger offers the first major re-thinking of these positions in 30 years. He contends that abortion is neither morally right nor morally wrong and that the issue should be viewed as a reproductive one, not a rights one.

A book signing will be held following the lecture.

The event is sponsored by the women's and gender studies program, WISE (Women's Initiative for Support and Empowerment) and Planned Parenthood.

To arrange coverage for this event, contact Pam Barrett at 336-758-5237.


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