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Author Sheldon, Sally, author.

Title Decriminalising Abortion in the UK : What Would It Mean?.

Publication Info. Bristol : Policy Press, 2020.


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Description 1 online resource (176 pages)
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Contents Front Cover -- Decriminalising Abortion in the UK -- Copyright information -- Table of contents -- List of figures and tables -- List of cases, statutes and statutory instruments -- Notes on contributors -- One Introduction -- Introduction -- What do we mean by 'decriminalisation' of abortion? -- Current law in the UK -- The Offences Against the Person Act (1861) -- The Infant Life (Preservation) Act (1929) and Criminal Justice Act NI (1945) -- The Abortion Act (1967) -- Reproductive and sexual health in the UK
How might decriminalisation of abortion come about in the UK and what would it look like? -- Content of the book -- Two Is public opinion in support of decriminalisation? -- Introduction -- Can we rely on the polling evidence on attitudes towards abortion? -- Reporting bias -- Participation bias -- The British Social Attitudes Survey -- Who is most accepting of decriminalisation of abortion? Evidence from the BSA -- Attitudes towards abortion in Northern Ireland -- Changing events, changing views? -- The Northern Ireland Life and Times Survey
Why have attitudes towards abortion become more liberal in the UK? -- Conclusion -- Three How would decriminalisation affect women's health? -- Introduction -- The safety of abortion -- Abortion and maternal mortality and morbidity -- Abortion and longer-term health outcomes -- The law versus best practice -- Decision-making under the Abortion Act -- Location of abortion -- Abortion at home -- Expanding the provider pool -- Self-managed abortion -- Conclusion -- Four Would decriminalisation mean deregulation? -- Introduction -- A general regulatory framework for safe care
Informed consent, counselling, confidentiality and safeguarding -- Informed consent and safeguarding -- Girls and women who lack capacity -- Under 18s -- Adults who lack capacity -- Counselling -- Confidentiality and data protection -- Regulation of abortion medicines -- Non-consensual termination of pregnancy -- Medically unqualified providers -- Conscientious objection -- Conclusion -- Five The effects of decriminalisation in Northern Ireland -- Introduction -- The legal position in Northern Ireland prior to October 2019 -- The impact of criminalisation
Human rights challenges to the criminalisation of abortion -- Law reform and the framework for regulating abortion -- The October 2019 reforms and the interim period -- Conclusion -- Six What would be the likely impact of decriminalisation on the incidence, timing, provision and safety of abortion? -- Introduction -- Abortion laws, incidence, timing, provision and safety in global perspective -- Abortion laws and criminalisation -- Incidence of abortion -- Gestational age at time of abortion -- Sex-selection and abortion -- Safety of abortion -- Decriminalising abortion
Note Case study 1: Abortion in Canada
Summary Available Open Access under CC-BY-NC licence. Written by leading experts in the fields of medicine, law, reproductive health and social science, this book offers a concise and authoritative account of the evidence regarding the likely impact of decriminalisation of abortion in the UK.
Subject Abortion -- Government policy -- Great Britain.
Abortion -- Law and legislation -- Great Britain.
Abortion -- Health aspects -- Great Britain.
Abortion -- Social aspects -- Great Britain.
Decriminalization -- Great Britain.
Added Author Wellings, Kaye.
Other Form: Print version: Sheldon, Sally. Decriminalising Abortion in the UK : What Would It Mean? Bristol : Policy Press, ©2020
ISBN 9781447354024 (electronic book)
1447354028 (electronic book)
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