In a recent campaign interview with Chris Matthews, presidential candidate Donald Drumpf contended “there has to be some form of punishment” for women seeking abortions, should the procedure be made illegal in the United States. In a rare moment, the candidate quickly retracted his statement, but not before his Republican opponents and pro-life advocates seized… Read more →
Emily Seitz is a doctoral candidate in the Departments of History and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at The Pennsylvania State University. Her research interests include nineteenth- and early twentieth-century medicine and sexuality, public health campaigns, and the construction of the maternal-fetal relationship in the United States. Prior to beginning her PhD, she worked in advocacy for Planned Parenthood and in fundraising for a National Public Radio affiliate and a history museum.