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Author Orr, Judith, author

Title Abortion wars : the fight for reproductive rights / Judith Orr
Edition First
Published Bristol : Policy Press, 2017
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Contents ""ABORTION WARS""; ""Contents""; ""List of abbreviations""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""1. A choice moment""; ""Backstreet or safe abortion""; ""Church and state control of womenâ#x80;#x99;s fertility""; ""Turning back the clocks?""; ""Class, race and reproductive rights""; ""Womenâ#x80;#x99;s liberation: asking too much?""; ""Structure of the book""; ""2. A web of solidarity""; ""Britain""; ""Northern exposure: the politicisation of the law""; ""Border controls""; ""Poland""; ""Conscientious objection""; ""Internet providers""; ""3. Abortion: as old as humanity""; ""The Middle Ages""; ""Industrial Revolution""
""Crime and punishment""""Class and fertility""; ""New struggles""; ""4. An Act of liberation?""; ""Facts and fiction""; ""The 1960s campaign""; ""What were the key arguments?""; ""5. Opposition and resistance""; ""Pickets""; ""Mind your language""; ""Informed choice""; ""Politics trumps science""; ""US experience""; ""The fight for access""; ""The defence of reproductive rights""; ""6. Womenâ#x80;#x99;s bodies as battlegrounds""; ""Why does abortion matter so much?""; ""The model family""; ""The institution of marriage""; ""Sexuality""; ""Ideas and action""; ""7. What we need""
""Remove abortion from the criminal law""""Deliver abortion care free in an integrated NHS service""; ""Make it free for everyone""; ""Eliminate delays""; ""What about time limits?""; ""Medical advances""; ""â#x80;#x98;No more shame, silence, stigmaâ#x80;#x99;""; ""Sex""; ""Stop meddling""; ""Voices from the frontline""; ""Get involved""; ""In Britain""; ""In Northern Ireland""; ""In the Republic of Ireland""; ""In the US""; ""Notes""; ""Bibliography""
Summary 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of Britain's 1967 Abortion Act, but the struggle for abortion rights continues. Combining analysis of media coverage, statistics and social attitudes with accounts of women's experiences, Judith Orr argues that women should be able to control their fertility without practical, legal and ideological barriers
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-201) and index
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Subject Abortion -- Law and legislation -- Great Britain.
Abortion -- Moral and ethical aspects -- Great Britain.
Women's rights -- Great Britain.
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