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Beyond Pro-life and Pro-choice: The Changing Politics of Abortion in Britain

Fran Amery

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781529204995
eISBN:
9781529205404
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529204995.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

A common misunderstanding of the Abortion Act 1967 is that it granted women the ‘right’ to access abortion. In reality, there is no such thing; the current provision of abortion in the United Kingdom ... More


Abortion After Roe

Johanna Schoen

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469621180
eISBN:
9781469623344
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469621180.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

Abortion is—and always has been—an arena for contesting power relations between women and men. When in 1973 the Supreme Court made the procedure legal throughout the United States, it seemed that ... More


Introduction

Fran Amery

in Beyond Pro-life and Pro-choice: The Changing Politics of Abortion in Britain

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781529204995
eISBN:
9781529205404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529204995.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter gives a brief overview of the current terrain of abortion debate in the UK, covering calls for decriminalisation as well as debates on sex-selection, disability and pre-abortion ... More


Backlash and Appropriation

Fran Amery

in Beyond Pro-life and Pro-choice: The Changing Politics of Abortion in Britain

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781529204995
eISBN:
9781529205404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529204995.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter assesses abortion debates in the 1980s and 1990s. By this point, anti-abortion actors were attempting to solve their PR problem by mimicking their opponents’ arguments, moving away from ... More


Into the 21st Century

Fran Amery

in Beyond Pro-life and Pro-choice: The Changing Politics of Abortion in Britain

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781529204995
eISBN:
9781529205404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529204995.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter explores UK abortion debates in the 21st century. It describes new anti-abortion strategies which emerged in the 2000s and went beyond the familiar attacks on abortion providers. It ... More


Towards Decriminalization? New Battlegrounds in Abortion Politics

Fran Amery

in Beyond Pro-life and Pro-choice: The Changing Politics of Abortion in Britain

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781529204995
eISBN:
9781529205404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529204995.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter focuses on the newest battlegrounds in the UK abortion debate. This includes growing calls for decriminalisation, involving the repeal of sections of the Offences Against the Person Act ... More


Conclusion

Fran Amery

in Beyond Pro-life and Pro-choice: The Changing Politics of Abortion in Britain

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781529204995
eISBN:
9781529205404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529204995.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter places abortion debates in Britain in the context of both anti-abortion strategy worldwide and the global struggle for reproductive justice, touching on issues of race, ethnicity, ... More


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