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Table of Contents

Table of Cases
Table of Statutes
1. Abortion in Britain: Thirty Years On
2. The Abortion Act (1967): A Permissive and Liberatory Reform?
3. 'Tarts and Tired Housewives': the Abortion Act and the Regulation of Femininity
4. Abortion, Reproduction and the Deployment of Medical Power
5. The Judicial Protection of Medical Discretion
6. The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act (1990): Winning the Battles but Losing the War?
7. The Regulation of Antiprogestin Terminations
8. Conclusions
Appendix 1: The Abortion Act (1967), unamended
Appendix 2: The Abortion Act (1967), as amended in 1990

About the Author

Sally Sheldon lectures in law at Keele University. She has written on abortion law for Social and Legal Studies, Feminist Legal Studies and is a contributor to Law and Body Politics, edited by Bridgeman and Millus (1995).


'A welcome injection of energy into feminist thinking on UK abortion law' -- Women's Health
'An excellent text which is essential reading for anyone interested in abortion' -- International Journal of Law, Policy and the Family

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