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State Feminism and Policy Debates on Abortion in Austria

Regina Köpl

in Abortion Politics, Women's Movements, and the Democratic State: A Comparative Study of State Feminism

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199242665
eISBN:
9780191600258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199242666.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The author describes three policy debates in Austria: initial legalization in the early 1970s, the defeat of an anti‐abortion referendum initiative in 1978, and the authorization of Mifegyne—the ... More


The Politicization of Abortion

Drew Halfmann

in Doctors and Demonstrators: How Political Institutions Shape Abortion Law in the United States, Britain, and Canada

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226313429
eISBN:
9780226313443
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226313443.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter explains the differences across the three countries in abortion politics—the positions of political parties on abortion and the degree to which abortion has been an issue in elections. ... More


Medical Interests and Priorities

Drew Halfmann

in Doctors and Demonstrators: How Political Institutions Shape Abortion Law in the United States, Britain, and Canada

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226313429
eISBN:
9780226313443
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226313443.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter explains the differing engagement of the medical associations with abortion politics by focusing on the ways in which they constructed their “interests” and priorities in the context of ... More


Political Institutions and Abortion Policy

Drew Halfmann

in Doctors and Demonstrators: How Political Institutions Shape Abortion Law in the United States, Britain, and Canada

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226313429
eISBN:
9780226313443
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226313443.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This book examined the abortion policies of Britain, Canada, and the United States—three countries that shared “secular majoritarian” abortion politics and “gatekeeping” policies during the 1960s but ... More


We Gather Together

Neil J. Young

in We Gather Together: The Religious Right and the Problem of Interfaith Politics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780199738984
eISBN:
9780190262341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199738984.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The 1970s witnessed the explosive growth of conservative churches, culminating with 1976 being named “The Year of the Evangelical.” Evangelicalism’s vibrancy and visibility also exposed divisions ... More


Religion, Reason, and the Politics of Progress

J. Benjamin Hurlbut

in Experiments in Democracy: Human Embryo Research and the Politics of Bioethics

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231179546
eISBN:
9780231542913
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231179546.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Bioethics

Chapter 7 examines the politics surrounding California’s stem cell ballot initiative. The chapter explores how the promise of cures derived from human embryonic stem cell research elicited accounts ... More


Litigation’s Limits

Dov Fox

in Birth Rights and Wrongs: How Medicine and Technology are Remaking Reproduction and the Law

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780190675721
eISBN:
9780190675752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190675721.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

Even negligence victims who can afford the legal fees often don’t think that suing is worth the risk, given what any good lawyer will tell them is a slim chance of recovery. Reproductive plaintiffs ... More


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