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Author Sheldon, Sally.

Title The Abortion Act 1967 A Biography of a UK Law
Published Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2022
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Description 1 online resource (362 p.)
Series Law in Context Ser
Law in Context Ser
Contents Cover -- Half-title -- Series information -- Title page -- Copyright information -- Contents -- Acknowledgements -- Table of Cases -- Table of Legislation -- UK Legislation -- Irish Legislation -- Statutory Instruments -- 1 Introduction -- The Run Up to Reform -- The Medical Termination of Pregnancy Bill 1966 -- The Abortion Act 1967 -- A 'Biography' of the Abortion Act -- A Note on Sources, Methods and Objectivity -- 2 The Early Years -- The 'Social Clause' and the Doctors' Gatekeeper Role -- Medical Decision-Making -- Women's Experience of Accessing Abortion Services
'Terminated by a Registered Medical Practitioner' -- Place of Provision -- Conscientious Objection -- Conclusion -- 6 The Battle for Northern Ireland -- Abortion in Northern Ireland -- Westminster: 'The Government Has No Plans for Amending the Law' -- 'Much Better to Leave It for the Time Being' -- Abortion in the Twilight Zone -- Westminster during Power-Sharing -- Stormont: 'Bleak House' -- The Long Battle for Legal Clarification -- 'Bleak House' -- Outside Stormont -- Conclusion -- 7 The Parliamentary Battle for Modernising Reform -- A Hiatus in Parliament
The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act Returns -- The Science and Technology Committee Report -- The Parliamentary Debates -- The Ongoing Battle for Restrictive Reform -- 'Independent' Counselling and Informed Consent -- Sex Selection -- Fetal Anomaly -- Conscientious Objection -- Protection of the Unborn -- Devolution -- The Battle for Liberalising Reform -- Decriminalisation -- Northern Ireland -- Pandemic -- Conclusion -- 8 A Biography of the 'Great Untouchable' -- Shaping the Abortion Act -- Shaping the UK -- The Future -- Appendix 1 The Abortion Act 1967 (original text)
The Role of the Charitable Sector -- The 'Living Abortus' -- Babies for Burning -- The Lane Committee -- 3 The Parliamentary Battle for Restrictive Reform -- The White Bill 1975 -- The Benyon Bill 1977 -- The Corrie Bill 1979 -- The Alton Bill 1988 -- The 1990 Reforms -- Conclusion -- 4 The Battle for Normalisation -- A Demographic Revolution -- Expanding Access to Abortion Services: Abortion Charities and Clinic Protests -- The Expansion of the Abortion Charities -- The 'Abortion Industry' and Clinic Protests -- Improving the Technical Ease, Safety and Acceptability of Abortion
Vacuum Aspiration and Outpatient Abortion Services -- 'The Pill That Changes Everything' -- Women's Experience of Abortion -- The Acceptability of Abortion -- Mainstreaming Prenatal Screening and Testing and Abortion for Fetal Anomaly -- New Technologies and Changing Attitudes towards Disability -- Ultrasound and Visualisation -- Conclusion -- 5 The Battle for Legal Meaning -- How Late, How Early, How Legal? -- How Late? -- How Early? -- The Doctors' Gatekeeper Role -- The 'Social' Ground -- The 'Serious Handicap' Ground -- Treatment for the Termination of Pregnancy
Summary Biography of the Abortion Act, exploring how it was shaped by and shaped a changing UK
Notes Description based upon print version of record
THE ABORTION ACT (As Amended 1990, Changes in Bold)
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Form Electronic book
Author Davis, Gayle.
O'Neill, Jane.
Parker, Clare.
ISBN 1108753442