Decriminalising Abortion in Northern Ireland, Volume 1 Legislation and Protest

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Northern Ireland stands out as having enacted historical positive change in abortion law, from an almost complete ban in the 20th century to the decriminalization achieved in 2019. This book documents and analyses how this historical change was achieved. Each chapter is written by those directly involved in the long-fought battle to change abortion law - including those with personal experience of seeking abortions, activists, academics, legal experts, political actors, NGOs, and volunteers. In this, the first of two volumes, contributions focus on the legislative landscape of the process with particular emphasis on the importance of 'feminist legal work' - law-making influenced by the women most likely to be impacted by it
Original languageEnglish
PublisherBloomsbury Academic
Number of pages256
ISBN (Electronic) 9780755642588
ISBN (Print)9780755642571
Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - 3 Nov 2022


  • abortion
  • abortion law
  • abortion policy
  • abortion providers
  • abortion activists
  • abortion stigma
  • political attitudes
  • Supreme Court
  • abortion stories
  • volunteers


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