Reimagining global abortion politics: A social justice perspective

Fiona K. Bloomer, Claire Pierson, Sylvia Estrada Claudio

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What are the contemporary issues in abortion politics globally? What factors explain variations in access to abortion between and within different countries?

This text provides a transnationally-focused, interdisciplinary analysis of trends in abortion politics using case studies from around the Global North and South.

It considers how societal influences, such as religion, nationalism and culture, impact abortion law and access. It explores the impact of international human rights norms, the increasing displacement of people due to conflict and crisis and the role of activists on law reform and access. The book concludes by considering the future of abortion politics through the more holistic lens of reproductive justice.

Utilising a unique interdisciplinary approach, this book provides a major contribution to the knowledge base on abortion politics globally. It provides an accessible, informative and engaging text for academics, policy makers and readers interested in abortion politics.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherPolicy Press
Number of pages176
ISBN (Electronic)978-1447340461
ISBN (Print)978-1447340430
Publication statusPublished - 2018


  • abortion
  • abortion law
  • reproductive justice
  • abortion policy
  • abortion stigma
  • activism
  • culture
  • religion
  • bio-medicalisation
  • internatonal treaties
  • international intervention
  • unsafe abortion
  • WHO
  • Mifepristone
  • Misoprostol
  • human rights
  • decriminalisation
  • Uruguay
  • Republic of Ireland
  • Northern Ireland
  • Brazil
  • South Africa
  • Philippines
  • UK
  • Britain
  • abortion pill
  • Zika virus
  • abortion providers
  • Health professionals
  • global gag rule
  • IPPF
  • WOW Women on Web
  • Women Help Women
  • inroads
  • Abortion Support Network
  • Amnesty International
  • The International Campaign for Women's Right to Safe Abortion
  • Resurj
  • Sistersong
  • reparative justice
  • reparative reproductive justice
  • sustainable development

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    Bloomer, F. K., Pierson, C., & Estrada Claudio, S. (2018). Reimagining global abortion politics: A social justice perspective. Policy Press.