Roe v Wade: 1973 and Today
Roe v Wade- the right to choose is under attack in the United States today. Join us to see new work from four women and fem identified artists at Uri-Eichen Gallery. See Angela Davis Fegan’s work on paper Anointed Agency, Mary Clare Butler’s cyanotype group Viability, Amy Leners’ participatory installation We Have Always Done What is Necessary, and conceptual work from Amina Ross.
May 10th 6-10pm Uri-Eichen Gallery 2101 S. Halsted
Opening reception discussion at 7pm: The attacks on Roe v Wade today with Resilience, formerly RVA and the artists on their work.
Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S. 113 (1973) is a landmark decision issued in 1973 by the United States Supreme Court on the issue of the constitutionality of laws that criminalized or restricted access to abortions. The Court ruled 7–2 that a right to privacy under the Due Process Clause of the 14th Amendment extended to a woman’s decision to have an abortion, but that this right must be balanced against the state’s interests in regulating abortions: protecting women’s health and protecting the potentiality of human life. Arguing that these state interests became stronger over the course of a pregnancy, the Court resolved this balancing test by tying state regulation of abortion to the third trimester of pregnancy.
Open by appointment outside of receptions through June 7, 2019. For an appointment, call 312 852 7717