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Abortion Law and Politics Today

Edited by: Ellie Lee

ISBN13: 9780333715567
ISBN: 033371556X
Published: July 2000
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £116.00



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Women's needs are placed at the centre of this collection. The contributors discuss the extent to which the contemporary legal framework on abortion matches the needs of women faced with unwanted pregnancy. The book contains sections on Britain, including an account of the campaign to legalize abortion, written by those centrally involved with that campaign; international comparisons of abortion law, with chapters on France, the United States, Ireland and Poland; and chapters covering contemporary debates, including men's rights in abortion and abortion for foetal abnormality.

Subjects:
Medical Law
Contents:
Acknowledgements - Notes on Contributors - Editor's Introduction - PART I - Voices from the 1960s: Abortion Law Reform in Britain in the 1960s - What were the Issues then?; M. Simms - A Medical View of Abortion in the 1960s; D. Paintin - Campaigning for Abortion Law Reform; D. Cossey - Women's Experience of Abortion Before the 1967 Abortion Act: a Study of South Wales c.
1930-50; K. Fisher - The Abortion Act 1967: a Critical Perspective; S. Sheldon - Dominant Ideas versus Women's Reality: Hegemonic Discourse in British Abortion Law; M. Lattimer - A Woman's Right to Choose?; J. Bridgeman - PART II - Abortion in Northern Ireland: A Problem Exported; A. Simpson - Abortion Law in the Republic of Ireland; T. O'Brien - From Abortion on Demand to its Criminalisation: the Case of Poland in the 1990s; D. Standish - Reform and Revolution: the Campaigns for Abortion in Britain and France; M. Latham - Abortion Rights in the United States: Discourse and Dissension; F. Kissling and D. Shannon - PART III - Wrong but the Right Thing to Do: Public Opinion and Abortion; A. Furedi - Prenatal Tests: Blessings and Burdens; J. Hadley - Reproductive Technology: New Ethical Dilemmas and Old Moral Prejudices; J. Tizzard - Abortion Decision-Making: Taking Men's Needs Seriously; M. Fox - Abortion: Should Men have a Say?; D. Nolan - Inde x