Judy Norsigian discusses Reproductive 'Choices' in a Technology-Dominated Society as a part of The Ethical Frontiers of Science during the 2008 Chautauqua Institution morning lecture series.
Norsigian explains that while technology has created more options for women to consider, many of the long standing moral conflicts remain.
"The Abortion issue is not going away" says Norsigian, no matter what technology is developed.
Judy Norsigian is the executive director and a founder of the Boston Women's Health Book Collective which does business under the name Our Bodies Ourselves. She co-authored the original landmark book, Our Bodies, Ourselves, and has co-authored Our Bodies, Ourselves: Menopause and Our Bodies, Ourselves: Pregnancy and Birth.
Ms. Norsigian speaks and writes frequently on a wide range of women's health concerns, including abortion and contraception, sexually transmitted infections, genetics and reproductive technologies, tobacco and women, women and health care reform, and midwifery advocacy.
She has appeared on numerous national television and radio programs, including "Oprah," the "Today Show," "Good Morning America," "The Early Show," and NBC "Nightly News with Tom Brokaw" She served on the board of the National Women's Health Network for 14 years and currently serves as a board member for Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research.
Ms. Norsigian is a founder and longtime board member of Community Works, which raises funds for Boston area social change organizations through payroll deduction charitable giving programs.
Her personal recognitions include: the Public Service Award from the Massachusetts Public Health Association (1989); Radcliffe College Alumnae Association Annual Recognition Award (1995); Boston YWCA's Academy of Women Achievers (1996); the 2002 Massachusetts Health Council Award; and an honorary doctorate degree from Boston University (2007).