Caryn Riswold

Caryn D. Riswold is Associate Professor of Religion and Chair of Gender and Women's Studies at Illinois College in Jacksonville, Illinois. She is currently one of twenty participants in the Faith and Reproductive Justice Leadership Institute at The Center for American Progress in Washington, D.C., and writes regularly at feminismxianity, a blog on the Progressive Christian Channel at She is the author of three books, including Feminism and Christianity: Questions and Answers in the Third Wave (2009), and earned her Ph.D. at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago.

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Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Growing Up With Roe: How a Trip to the Eye Doctor Created a Lifelong Advocate for Reproductive Rights
I am just about fifteen months older than Roe v. Wade, part of a generation that has come of age with the 1973 Supreme Court decision. This is my memory of learning that some people didn’t think that women should have access to safe and legal abortion.
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