The New Politics of Abortion

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Sage Publications, Nov 1, 1986 - Political Science - 175 pages
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The New Politics of Abortion compares the reactions of eight Western political systems to demands for abortion legislation. The abortion issue is not easily integrated into party doctrines and consequently has been marginalized except where effective pressure groups have intervened. Examining the experience of Europe and the US in the last two decades, the contributors draw the surprising conclusion that the effect of abortion legislation has in many respects been minimal. The availability of abortion is ultimately dependent less on the law than on the existence of good medical facilities.

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Joni Lovenduski is Professor of Politics at Birkbeck College, University of London. She is author of Women and European Politics (1986) and Feminising Politics (1995) and editor of Feminism and Politics (2000). She has co-authored and co-edited a number of other books and has published numerous papers, articles and chapters on gender and politics.

JOYCE OUTSHOORN is Professor of Women's Studies at Leiden University, The Netherlands. JOHANNA KANTOLA is Lecturer in Politics at the University of Helsinki, Finland.

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