Decriminalizing Abortion in Northern Ireland Volume 2 Allies and Abortion Provision

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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.
The second of the two volumes, places emphasis on allies and support for abortion provision, illustrating how the movement has relied upon an intersectional network of social movement actors, NGOs and fundraisers to maintain momentum and inclusivity. It also focuses on the reality of abortion provision. This interdisciplinary text is relevant to the disciplines of law, policy, political science, and sociology, organisers and policy makers in global contexts and social justice campaigns. These are complex and deeply personal accounts of the effort and cost of campaigns such as this, with NI’s unique political backdrop.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherBloomsbury Academic
Number of pages272
ISBN (Electronic) 9781350278929
ISBN (Print) 9781350278912
Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - 3 Nov 2022


  • abortion
  • abortion activists
  • abortion providers
  • abortion religion
  • trade unions
  • student unions
  • abortion funds
  • abortion medication
  • early medical abortion
  • disability
  • women on web
  • women help women
  • abortion stigma
  • Repeal campaign
  • doctors for choice
  • alliance for choice


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