Clarence Thomas recently issued a twenty-page opinion on the Supreme Court decision Box v. Planned Parenthood that went viral because he drew on Margaret Sanger, founder of the first birth control clinic in the U.S., and her connection to eugenics in order to argue that abortion is and historically has been a tool to control… Read more →
Karen Weingarten is an Associate Professor of English at Queens College, City University of New York. Her first book, Abortion in the American Imagination: Before Life and Choice, 1880- 1940, was published by Rutgers University Press. She is co-editor with Michele Friedner of a forthcoming special issue of South Atlantic Quarterly on “Disorienting Disability” (June 2019). She has also published articles on American literature and culture in Literature and Medicine, Hypatia, Feminist Formations, and Feminist Studies (among other places).