By Ellie Lee
Women's wishes are positioned on the centre of this assortment. The members speak about the level to which the modern criminal framework on abortion suits the wishes of girls confronted with undesirable being pregnant. The ebook includes sections on Britain, together with an account of the crusade to legalize abortion, written by means of these centrally concerned with that crusade; foreign comparisons of abortion legislations, with chapters on France, the USA, eire and Poland; and chapters protecting modern debates, together with men's rights in abortion and abortion for foetal abnormality.
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The RCOG considered that such clearly defined grounds could encourage promiscuity. Both organizations recommended safeguards based on the status of the certifying and operating doctors and the premises in which abortion could be provided. These were similar to or even more stringent than those that finally appeared in the Abortion Act. THE POLITICAL FORCES THAT DETERMINED THE CONTENT OF THE ABORTION ACT 1967 It was ALRA that encouraged Lord Silkin in 1965 and then David Steel in 1966 to introduce private members bills to reform the law on abortion.
1937, Marie Stopes papers in the Department of Manuscripts at the British Library (hereafter BL), Add Mss. 58624. 2. I have conducted in-depth interviews with 47 people (18 men and 30 women) and less lengthy interviews with a further 28 women, a total sample of 75. I have avoided self-selected samples and obtained interviewees largely through visits to old people's homes, day centres and social clubs. The research was conducted as part of a doctoral study of contraceptive behaviour sponsored by the Wellcome Trust.
2 Oral history enables one to look carefully and in-depth at how individual women felt about abortion and how they made decisions when faced with an unwanted pregnancy. The analysis of such material must also look at the ways stories are told, and pay attention to what is said unprompted, what juxtapositions and contrasts are drawn and what words are chosen, as much as to the content of the testimony. First, I shall argue that although most people gave the impression that they were aware that going to an abortionist was illegal, there was less perception that self-induced abortions were criminal.
Abortion Law and Politics Today by Ellie Lee