Abortion Policies: Gabon to Norway

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Although abortion is commonly practiced throughout most of the world and has been practiced since long before the beginning of recorded history, it is a subject that arouses passion and controversy. This study aims at providing objective information about the nature of laws and policies relating to abortion at the end of the twentieth century, in all countries from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe. It consists of an analysis of abortion laws and policies. Included in this analysis is information on the social and political setting of these developments, the ways in which these laws and policies have been formulated, and how they have evolved over time. Although information on the incidence of abortion and the setting within which abortion takes place are not the focus of the study, the data is provided to enrich the policy picture.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
I MAJOR DIMENSIONS OF ABORTION POLICY
2
2 Abortion laws within legal systems
4
C Law and policy versus practice
7
DESCRIPTION AND REVIEW OF VARIABLES
8
2 Additional requirements
10
2 Government intervention concerning fertility level
11
6 Agespecific fertility rate for women aged 1519
12
Kuwait
90
Kyrgyzstan
92
Lao Peoples Democratic Republic
95
Latvia
97
Lebanon
100
Lesotho
102
Liberia
104
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
106

10 Female life expectancy at birth
13
III COUNTRY PROFILES
15
Gabon
17
Gambia
19
Georgia
21
Germany
24
Ghana
28
Greece
31
Grenada
33
Guatemala
35
Guinea
37
GuineaBissau
39
Guyana
41
Haiti
43
Holy See
45
Honduras
48
Honduras
49
Hungary
51
Iceland
54
India
56
Indonesia
59
Iran Islamic Republic of
62
Iraq
65
Ireland
67
Israel
71
Italy
73
Jamaica
76
Japan
78
Jordan
81
Kazakhstan
83
Kenya
86
Kiribati
88
Liechtenstein
108
Lithuania
110
Luxembourg
113
Madagascar
115
Malawi
117
Malaysia
119
Maldives
121
Mali
123
Malta
125
Marshall Islands
127
Mauritania
130
Mauritius
133
Mexico
135
Micronesia Federated States of
138
Monaco
141
Mongolia
143
Morocco
145
Mozambique
148
Myanmar
150
Namibia
152
Nauru
154
Nepal
156
Netherlands
159
New Zealand
162
Nicaragua
165
Niger
167
Nigeria
169
Niue
172
Norway
174
REFERENCES
177
B For country profiles
179
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