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

Drew Halfmann

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226313429
eISBN:
9780226313443
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226313443.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Since Roe v. Wade, abortion has continued to be a divisive political issue in the United States. In contrast, it has remained primarily a medical issue in Britain and Canada despite the countries’ ... More


Health of a Democracy

Debasish Roy Chowdhury and John Keane

in To Kill A Democracy: India's Passage to Despotism

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780198848608
eISBN:
9780191925290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198848608.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter discusses India’s health system. The Indian Constitution upholds the right of its citizens to enjoy human dignity. The country’s Supreme Court has ruled that this means the right to ... More


Portugal

Richard Frimston, Paula Távora Vítor, and Geraldo Rocha Ribeiro

in The International Protection of Adults

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780198727255
eISBN:
9780191927515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/9780198727255.003.0052
Subject:
Law, Private International Law

Portugal is not part of any federal system, but is a Member State of the EU. The legal system is a civil law one. There are two main categories of courts: Administrative and Fiscal Courts, and ... More


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