Erika Bachiochi is a Visiting Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center and a Research Fellow at the Terrence J. Murphy Institute at the University of St. Thomas Law School. Erika specializes in Equal Protection jurisprudence, feminist legal theory, Catholic social teaching, and sexual ethics.  An intellectual leader of the new feminism, Erika speaks widely on abortion, sexual economics, the impact of the new sexual norms on women and the poor, care ethics, and authentic reproductive justice.

Recent scholarly publications include “Embodied Equality: Debunking Equal Protection Arguments for Abortion Rights,” Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy (2011) and “Women, Sexual Asymmetry & Catholic Teaching,” Christian Bioethics (Oxford University, 2013). She has edited two books:  Women, Sex & the Church: A Case for Catholic Teaching (Pauline Books and Media, 2011), and The Cost of Choice: Women Evaluate the Impact of Abortion (Encounter Books, 2004)As a member of the Catholic Women’s Forum, Erika has submitted papers to the Pontifical Council on the Laity (Women’s Division), and as a speaker at the World Meeting of Families (2015), to the Pontifical Council on the Family. She has represented the Holy See at the Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations and is a contributor to the Law Professor Blogs Network blog, Mirror of Justice.

Erika is currently working on a book on rival feminisms and the Supreme Court, tentatively entitled, Missing From the Bench: Women, Rights, and the Supreme Court. 

Contact Erika at erikabachiochi@gmail.com

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I am an American legal scholar specializing in feminist legal theory, Equal Protection jurisprudence, Catholic social teaching, and sexual ethics.
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