Regulating Reproduction Revisited
Professor Emily Jackson, London School of Economics and Political Science
Emily Jackson is Professor of Law at the London School of Economics and Political Science. After graduating from Oxford University, she worked as a research officer at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies in Oxford. Her first teaching position was at St Catharine’s College, Cambridge, and she has also taught at Birkbeck College and Queen Mary, University of London. Emily’s research interests are in the field of medical law. She is a member of the British Medical Association Medical Ethics Committee, and until 2012, she was Deputy Chair of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority. From 2014-2017, she was a Judicial Appointments Commissioner. She is a Fellow of the British Academy, and in 2017 was awarded an OBE for services to higher education.
In this presentation, I will revisit some of the themes of my 2001 book Regulating Reproduction: Law, Technology and Autonomy, in which I argued that women’s reproductive autonomy should be better protected by the law. Have things improved over the last 22 years, or has there sometimes been one step forwards and two steps backwards?