The Politics of Abortion in Modern China
Monday, October 23, 2023
Nicholas Lecture Room 2080, Grainger Hall
In the early 1950s, abortion was punishable by law in China. How then did China come to have one of the world’s highest abortion rates? Drawing on the grassroots history of birth control and abortion, Professor Sarah Mellors Rodriguez explains how abortion inadvertently became a primary method of fertility control in China.