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Machteld De Metsenaere-Lecture "The Moral Case for Abortion" + panel discussion

Tuesday, 7 March, 2017 - 18:00 to Tuesday, 7 March, 2017 - 21:00
Campus: Brussels Humanities, Sciences & Engineering campus
Gebouw D
Promotiezaal
Guest lecture

In her book “The Moral Case for Abortion” Ann Furedi sets out the ethical arguments to respect a woman's right to decide. Drawing on the traditions of sociological thinking and moral philosophy, it maintains that there is a strong moral case for recognizing autonomy in personal decision-making about reproductive intentions. More than this, it argues that to prevent a woman from making her own choice to continue or end her pregnancy is to undermine the essence of her humanity.

Ann Furedi is a leading pro-choice activist and the chief executive of BPAS, The British Pregnancy Advisory Service.

The lecture will be followed by a panel discussion with Freddy Mortier,  Ladan Rahbari, Lucie Van Crombrugge, Anne Verougstraete and Carine Vrancken.

Freddy Mortier is Professor in Moral Philosophy and vice-chancellor at UGent

Ladan Rahbari is a doctor in sociology and joint researcher at RHEA and UGent

Lucie Van Crombrugge received an honorary degree at the VUB for her long-term engagement in the struggle for the right to abortion

Anne Verougstraete is a medical expert in reproductive health and works at SJERP-DILEMMA, VUB

Carine Vrancken is president of LUNA - Unie van Nederlandstalige abortuscentra.

Program of the evening:
 

  • 18.00 -18u15: Welcome by Gily Coene (RHEA)
  • 18.15-19.00: Public lecture by Ann Furedi
  • 19.00-20.15: Panel discussion, Q&A
  • 20.15 -21.00: Closing and reception

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