Research Handbook on International Abortion Law

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Research Handbook on International Abortion Law

9781839108143 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Mary Ziegler, Professor of Law, University of California, Davis, School of Law, US
Publication Date: March 2033 ISBN: 978 1 83910 814 3 Extent: c 476 pp
The Research Handbook on International Abortion Law provides an in-depth, multidisciplinary study of abortion law around the world, presenting a snapshot of global policies during a time of radical change. With leading scholars from every continent, Mary Ziegler illuminates key forces that shaped the past and will influence an unpredictable future.

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The Research Handbook on International Abortion Law provides an in-depth, multidisciplinary study of abortion law around the world, presenting a snapshot of global policies during a time of radical change. With leading scholars from every continent, Mary Ziegler illuminates key forces that shaped the past and will influence an unpredictable future.

In addition to basic, fundamental concepts, this Research Handbook offers valuable insight into new developments in law and medical practice, from medication abortion to the rise of illiberal democracy, and explores the evolution of social movements for and against illegal abortion in a wide variety of national contexts.

This is a crucial reference for students, scholars, professors, and policymakers interested in the complexities of abortion law and politics, and the influences that are crossing borders and shaping the present moment.
Critical Acclaim
‘This is a critically important volume on international abortion law, which looks beyond the United States to bring a broader, deeper conversation into view.’
– Michele Goodwin, University of California, Irvine, US

‘This book offers an extraordinarily rich view of the complex challenges of framing and implementing abortion law in many countries around the world. Read it and you will learn about the human, legal and power dynamics surrounding abortion and how they interact across time, race, religion and class.’
– Rebecca J. Cook, University of Toronto, Canada
Contributors
Contributors include: Agnieszka Bień-Kacała, Ronnakorn Bunmee, Fiona de Londras, Anniek de Ruijter, Meher Dev, Tímea Drinóczi, Kate Gleeson, Kelly Gordon, Tamara Hervey, Jihan Jacob, Sital Kalantry, Godfrey Dalitso Kangaude, Susanne M. Klausen, Lena Lennerhed, Michelle Xiao Liu, Marta R. de Assis Machado, Irene Maffi, Jennifer Merchant, Agustina Ramón Michel, Lucía Berro Pizzarossa, Noya Rimalt, Susan Deller Ross, Cristina Burneo Salazar, Paul Saurette, Ruby Lai Yuen Shan, Payal Shah, Chrispine Gwalawala Sibande, Ronli Sifris, Liv Tønnessen, Daniel K. Williams, Alicia Ely Yamin
Contents
Contents:

Preface xiv

PART I INTRODUCTION
1 Introduction to the Research Handbook on International Abortion Law 2
Mary Ziegler

PART II HISTORIES OF LIBERALIZATION
2 Health and heredity: abortion reform in Sweden in the 1930s and 1940s 22
Lena Lennerhed
3 Before Roe and Morgentaler: a comparative history of abortion politics
in the US and Canada from 1800 to 1970 39
Kelly Gordon and Paul Saurette
4 Unfinished business: the feminist legal framework for abortion and
ongoing struggle for reproductive justice in South Africa 61
Susanne M. Klausen

PART III THE PROMISE AND LIMITS OF DECRIMINALIZATION
5 Abortion law reform in Malawi: a case study in stakeholder
engagement, public education, and human rights advocacy 82
Godfrey Dalitso Kangaude, Chrispine Gwalawala Sibande, Susan Deller
Ross, and Michelle Xiao Liu
6 Abortion law in Thailand: a big step forward? 103
Ronnakorn Bunmee
7 Abortion in Australia: law, policy and the advancement of reproductive rights 124
Ronli Sifris

PART IV ABORTION IN POPULAR POLITICS
8 Access to abortion: comparative public policy in France and the United States 142
Jennifer Merchant
9 The transformation of abortion law in China 160
Ruby Lai Yuen Shan
10 Abortion and federalism: the Australian example 181
Kate Gleeson
11 Israel’s abortion law and the paradox of a rightless access to pregnancy
terminations 202
Noya Rimalt

PART V MOVEMENTS AGAINST ABORTION
12 Abortion politics in Brazil: backlash and the antiabortion field renewal 222
Marta R. de Assis Machado
13 The international pro-life movement 243
Daniel K. Williams
14 Abortion law and illiberal courts: spotlight on Poland and Hungary 263
Agnieszka Bień-Kacała and Tímea Drinóczi

PART VI RACE, SEX, RELIGION
15 Enhancing reproductive justice transnationally: an equality-based
approach to sex-selective abortion laws in India 284
Sital Kalantry and Meher Dev
16 Abortion, law and health in the Arab world 303
Irene Maffi and Liv Tønnessen
17 Abortion in Ecuador: overview of a collective struggle 321
Cristina Burneo Salazar

PART VII THE ROLE OF INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS
18 Beyond abortion decriminalization: human rights perspectives on the
role of law in creating enabling environments for abortion access 343
Payal K. Shah and Jihan Jacob
19 Abortion law in Europe: the promise and pitfalls of human rights and
transnational trade law in the face of criminalization with exceptions 374
Lucía Berro Pizzarossa, Tamara Hervey and Anniek de Ruijter
20 Engendering democracy and rights: the legalization of abortion in Argentina 394
Alicia Ely Yamin and Agustina Ramón Michel
21 Abortion, reform, and rights: tales from a small island 420
Fiona de Londras

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