Crossing Troubled Waters: Abortion in Ireland, Northern Ireland, and Prince Edward Island (edited collection)

Colleen McQuarrie, Fiona K. Bloomer, Claire Pierson, Shannon Stettner

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Abstract

Accessing abortion services is challenging in many countries around the world. Barriers result from poor access to healthcare, geographic location, legal restrictions, abortion stigma, and moral conservatism. Repeated studies indicate that restricting access to abortion does not prevent it happening, but rather displaces it elsewhere and often results in unsafe abortion contributing to maternal mortality.

Those living on islands face particular challenges presented by their geographic isolation including travel to other jurisdictions, which is financially and emotionally burdensome. This book shines a light on two islands – Ireland (north and south) and Prince Edward Island, Canada – and considers for each island, the nature of the discourse of abortion on the island, the impact that restrictions have had, ongoing efforts to improve access, and recent activist successes.
LanguageEnglish
Number of pages318
Publication statusPublished - 10 Oct 2018

Fingerprint

abortion
Ireland
water
maternal mortality
conservatism
jurisdiction
social isolation
travel
Canada
discourse

Cite this

@book{b4d56cf39f144c5ab708fc0557612e38,
title = "Crossing Troubled Waters: Abortion in Ireland, Northern Ireland, and Prince Edward Island (edited collection)",
abstract = "Accessing abortion services is challenging in many countries around the world. Barriers result from poor access to healthcare, geographic location, legal restrictions, abortion stigma, and moral conservatism. Repeated studies indicate that restricting access to abortion does not prevent it happening, but rather displaces it elsewhere and often results in unsafe abortion contributing to maternal mortality.Those living on islands face particular challenges presented by their geographic isolation including travel to other jurisdictions, which is financially and emotionally burdensome. This book shines a light on two islands – Ireland (north and south) and Prince Edward Island, Canada – and considers for each island, the nature of the discourse of abortion on the island, the impact that restrictions have had, ongoing efforts to improve access, and recent activist successes.",
author = "Colleen McQuarrie and Bloomer, {Fiona K.} and Claire Pierson and Shannon Stettner",
year = "2018",
month = "10",
day = "10",
language = "English",
isbn = "ISBN 978-1-988692-05-0",

}

Crossing Troubled Waters: Abortion in Ireland, Northern Ireland, and Prince Edward Island (edited collection). / McQuarrie, Colleen; Bloomer, Fiona K.; Pierson, Claire; Stettner, Shannon.

2018. 318 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

TY - BOOK

T1 - Crossing Troubled Waters: Abortion in Ireland, Northern Ireland, and Prince Edward Island (edited collection)

AU - McQuarrie, Colleen

AU - Bloomer, Fiona K.

AU - Pierson, Claire

AU - Stettner, Shannon

PY - 2018/10/10

Y1 - 2018/10/10

N2 - Accessing abortion services is challenging in many countries around the world. Barriers result from poor access to healthcare, geographic location, legal restrictions, abortion stigma, and moral conservatism. Repeated studies indicate that restricting access to abortion does not prevent it happening, but rather displaces it elsewhere and often results in unsafe abortion contributing to maternal mortality.Those living on islands face particular challenges presented by their geographic isolation including travel to other jurisdictions, which is financially and emotionally burdensome. This book shines a light on two islands – Ireland (north and south) and Prince Edward Island, Canada – and considers for each island, the nature of the discourse of abortion on the island, the impact that restrictions have had, ongoing efforts to improve access, and recent activist successes.

AB - Accessing abortion services is challenging in many countries around the world. Barriers result from poor access to healthcare, geographic location, legal restrictions, abortion stigma, and moral conservatism. Repeated studies indicate that restricting access to abortion does not prevent it happening, but rather displaces it elsewhere and often results in unsafe abortion contributing to maternal mortality.Those living on islands face particular challenges presented by their geographic isolation including travel to other jurisdictions, which is financially and emotionally burdensome. This book shines a light on two islands – Ireland (north and south) and Prince Edward Island, Canada – and considers for each island, the nature of the discourse of abortion on the island, the impact that restrictions have had, ongoing efforts to improve access, and recent activist successes.

UR - http://projects.upei.ca/isp/news-2/crossing-troubled-waters-3/

M3 - Book

SN - ISBN 978-1-988692-05-0

BT - Crossing Troubled Waters: Abortion in Ireland, Northern Ireland, and Prince Edward Island (edited collection)

ER -