Lombardo and Thompson Present on Eugenics, Prohibition in United Kingdom

Paul Lombardo, Georgia State University College of Law Regents’ Professor and Bobby Lee Cook Professor of Law, and Lauren MacIvor Thompson, faculty fellow and lecturer of history at Perimeter College, presented papers at the University of Bristol in September at a symposium that explored alcohol, stigma and disability. Lombardo’s paper examined the roles of William… more »

The Implication of Changes to the Supreme Court on Reproductive Health

Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement raises questions about the future of Roe v. Wade and how any changes to the federal law could impact women’s access to abortion and reproductive health care more generally. In September, before Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the court, the Center for Law, Health & Society at Georgia State… more »

Lombardo and Thompson Present on Eugenics and Alcohol Prohibition

Paul Lombardo, Regents’ Professor and Bobby Lee Cook Professor of Law, joined Lauren MacIvor Thompson, faculty fellow with the Center for Law, Health & Society and lecturer of history at Georgia State’s Perimeter College, at the annual meeting of the American Association for the History of Medicine in Los Angeles in May, to present papers… more »

Visiting Fellow Focuses on History of Birth Control Law

Research on the history of birth control often focuses on Margaret Sanger, who tied birth control to eugenic ideas of “better babies” to achieve social acceptance and legalization. Lauren MacIvor Thompson (Ph.D. ’16), a historian of law, medicine and women’s rights, who joined the Center for Law, Health & Society as a visiting… more »