Jessica Flanigan is an assistant professor of Leadership Studies and Philosophy, Politics, Economics, and Law (PPEL) at the University of Richmond, where she teaches ethics.  Her research addresses the ethics of public health policy and business. In addition to a forthcoming book defending rights of self-medication (Pharmaceutical Freedom), she has published in journals such as Philosophical Studies, The Journal of Moral Philosophy, and the Journal of Medical Ethics. She is currently working on a book about the sex industry, and a project about the ethics of having children.