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Symposium on Gender Justice in the Americas: A Transnational Dialogue on Violence, Sexuality, Reproduction, and Human Rights

The Miami Law Review has published a symposium issue containing papers and talks given at the 2011 conference involving advocates and scholars from 20 countries in North and South America to explore Gender Justice in the Americas: A Transnational Dialogue on Violence, Sexuality, Reproduction, and Human Rights. The introduction to the symposium issue is now available on SSRN here. The introduction breifly describes each article contained in Volume 65 of the law review. Articles of particular interest to prolife faculty include:

Modern Day Inquisitions by Rebecca Cook;

Negative Impacts of Abortion Criminalization in Brazil: Denial of Women’s Reproductive Autonomy and Human Rights by Beatriz Galli;

Who Is a Human Rights Defender? An Essay on Sexual and Reproductive Rights Defenders by Cynthia Soohoo and Diana Hortsch;

Multiple Discrimination in Access to Sexual and Reproductive Health: Experiences from Latin America and the Caribbean by Ximena Casas; and

Sexual Rights and Religion: Same-Sex Marriage and Lawmakers Catholic Identity in Argentina by Juan Marco Vaggione.

Teresa Collett

Teresa Stanton Collett is a professor at the University of St. Thomas School of Law in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where she teaches bioethics, property law, and constitutional law. A nationally prominent speaker and scholar, she is active in attempts to rebuild the Culture of Life and protect the institutions of marriage and family. She often represents groups of state legislators, the Catholic Medical Association, and the Christian Medical and Dental Association in appellate case related to medical-legal matters. She represented the governors of Minnesota and North Dakota before the U.S. Supreme Court as amici curiae regarding the effectiveness of those states’ parental involvement laws. She has served as special attorney general for Oklahoma and Kansas related to legislation designed to protect the well-being of minors and unborn children. She is an elected member of the American Law Institute and has testified before committees of the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittees on the Constitution, as well as numerous legislative committees in the states.