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Abortion

Emily Jackson

in Medical Law: Text, Cases, and Materials

Third edition

Published on behalf of © Emily Jackson 2013

Published in print August 2013 | ISBN: 9780199693603
Published online June 2014 | e-ISBN: 9780191784002 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/he/9780199693603.003.0013
Abortion

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All books in this flagship series contain carefully selected substantial extracts from key cases, legislation, and academic debate, providing able students with a stand-alone resource. This chapter examines the law on abortion, beginning with a survey of the ongoing debate over the moral legitimacy of abortion. It then examines the current legal position, and considers how the Abortion Act 1967, as amended, works in practice. Finally, the chapter looks at differences between the regulation of abortion in the UK and in other countries.

Keywords: pregnancy termination; UK law; moral status; foetus; Abortion Act 1967

Chapter.  32678 words. 

Subjects: Medical and Healthcare Law

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