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Jeanne Flavin
Jeanne Flavin is a Professor of Sociology at Fordham University.

Dr. Flavin earned her Ph.D. in Sociology: Justice from American University in 1995. Her scholarship examines the impact of the criminal justice system on women, and has appeared in Gender & Society, Justice Quarterly, and the Fordham University Urban Law Journal. She is the author of "Our Bodies, Our Crimes" (NYU, 2009) on the criminalization of women's reproduction and co-authored the book, "Class, Race, Gender & Crime: Social Realities of Justice in America, 2nd ed." (Rowman and Littlefield, 2010). In 2009, Jeanne accepted a Fulbright Award to undertake research at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. She proudly chairs the board of directors of National Advocates for Pregnant Women.

Entries by Jeanne Flavin

Putting Mercy Into Action

(0) Comments | Posted April 21, 2014 | 8:33 PM

Easter Sunday marks the beginning of Easter season -- ordinarily a joyful time for Christians. Today, in particular, Easter (or Renewal) Monday, finds me considering the value of life, the legacy of my Catholic upbringing, and the problem of criminalizing some of society's most vulnerable members.

I don't know...

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That Sound You Don't Hear: Catholic Leadership's Response to Project Prevention

(6) Comments | Posted June 5, 2012 | 10:19 AM

Recently, an all-Catholic coalition of 43 dioceses, hospitals, church agencies, schools and other religious-owned or operated but public entities filed a dozen separate lawsuits against the Obama administration, protesting the requirement that insurance plans covering secular employees include contraceptive services. These lawsuits follow on the heels of the U.S. Conference...

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How Catholic Universities' Contraceptive Ban Fails Our Students

(142) Comments | Posted May 7, 2012 | 2:09 PM

This summer, Xavier University -- one of the oldest Roman Catholic schools in the United States -- will stop providing contraceptive coverage to its employees. Many Catholic colleges already decline to prescribe or cover birth control to their employees and students, though this may change in the wake of the...

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