Abortion : between freedom and necessity / Janet Hadley.

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"Janet Hadley, in this fascinating and meticulously argued book, considers abortion politics with an international perspective and explores some of the new issues affecting the abortion controversy, such as the abortion pill and prenatal testing for birth defects. She challenges many of the arguments offered by the pro-life and pro-choice advocates, arguing for a renewed feminist commitment to abortion as a fundamental element of sexual freedom."--Jacket.


Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 1996.

Physical description

xiv, 271 pages : maps ; 23 cm

Related material

This item was donated as part of The Women's Health Library archive held by Wellcome Collection, reference SA/WHL https://wellcomecollection.org/works/fjg4s86y


This new paperback contains an afterword that discusses changes and events that occurred since the original publication.
Copy 1. Donor: This item was originally held in the Women's Health Library. It was donated to Wellcome in 2016 by the Feminist Library, which acted as temporary custodian following the closure of Women's Health in 2006.


The United States : back to the Crusades -- Ireland and Germany : constitutional brutality and legal twilight -- The specter of the backstreets -- The fetus factor : ethics and arguments -- From mortal combat to feminist morality -- A woman's right to refuse : India, China and Britain -- New controversies : the abortion pill, genetics and HIV/AIDS -- Contrasting scenes : Russia, Holland and Britain -- Weapons of war : sieges and strategies -- The pitfalls of the law -- Reclaiming a feminist issue -- Afterword -- Notes -- Glossary -- If you think you are pregnant ...

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-259) and index.


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