International Developments in Abortion Laws: 1977-88
Cook, Rebecca J.
Dickens, Bernard M.
American Journal of Public Health. 1988 Oct; 78(10): 1305-1311.
During the period between 1977 and the first quarter of 1988, 35 countries liberalized their abortion laws and four countries limited grounds for the procedure. Most legislation has extended abortion eligibility through traditional indications such as danger to maternal health or fetal handicap, but a number of other indications have been created such as adolescence, advanced maternal age, family circumstances, and AIDS or HIV infection. A number of countries have redesigned their abortion laws as part of a comprehensive package to facilitate access to and delivery of contraception, voluntary sterilization, and abortion services. Abortion litigation has increased and stimulated the liberalization of abortion provisions and the support of women's autonomous choice within the law....
Abortion; Abortion on Demand; Aids; Conscience; Contraception; Criminal Law; Consent; Embryos; Fetal Development; Fetuses; Financial Support; Government; Government Regulation; Health; Health Personnel; Judicial Action; Law; Legal Aspects; Legal Rights; Legislation; Life; Laws; Maternal Health; Minors; Notification; Parental Consent; Parental Notification; Pregnant Women; Privacy; Public Policy; Rape; Regulation; Review; Rights; Selective Abortion; Spousal Consent; Standards; Sterilization; Third Party Consent; Value of Life; Voluntary Sterilization;
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