Abortion Law and Politics Today by Ellie Lee

By Ellie Lee

Women's wishes are positioned on the centre of this assortment. The participants talk about the level to which the modern felony framework on abortion fits the desires of girls confronted with undesirable being pregnant. The e-book comprises sections on Britain, together with an account of the crusade to legalize abortion, written through these centrally concerned with that crusade; foreign comparisons of abortion legislation, with chapters on France, the us, eire and Poland; and chapters overlaying modern debates, together with men's rights in abortion and abortion for foetal abnormality.

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See Brookes, Abortion in England, p. 6. 29. Gordon to Stopes, 21 July 1939, BL Add Mss. 58625. 30. Betty, interviewed by Kate Fisher, 15 April 1996, bc3sw#19 (private collection). 31. It is my belief she puts this proviso in because she feels she should not be telling tales about her friend's extra-marital affairs, rather than because abortion was 'morally wrong', though it might also indicate awareness that abortion was illegal. 32. A Welsh phrase expressing squeamish disgust, equivalent to the English 'Ugh'.

A Welsh phrase expressing squeamish disgust, equivalent to the English 'Ugh'. 33. Kathleen, interviewed by Kate Fisher, 7 July 1994, bcz#16 (private collection) . 34. American research into a number of women who had illegal abortions in the 1950s and 1960s revealed similar attitudes, although the researchers did not acknowledge this: 'I felt nothing. I didn't feel anxious. I think I was stupid. No, I was not stupid ... I just went to take care of business ... I just got on the train. ' Ellen Messer and Kathryn E.

No, I was not stupid ... I just went to take care of business ... I just got on the train. ' Ellen Messer and Kathryn E. May, Back Rooms: Voices 42 Abortion Law and Politics Today from the Illegal Abortion Era, New York, St. Martin's Press, 1988, p. 2l. 35. Elizabeth, interviewed by Kate Fisher, 12 Jan. 1994, bc2#8 (private collection). 36. Iris, interviewed by Kate Fisher, 12 Jan. 1994, bc2#8, (private collection). 3 The Abortion Act 1967: a Critical Perspective Sally Sheldon INTRODUCTION In the 1960s, after years of campaigning spearheaded by the Abortion Law Reform Association (ALRA), it finally seemed that reform of the existing, draconian legislation governing abortion in Britain was on the cards.

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