Abortion, Doctors and the Law: Some Aspects of the Legal Regulation of Abortion in England from 1803 to 1982

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Januar 2002



This book focusses on the evolution of the law and medical practice of abortion in England.


Table of cases; Table of statutes; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. The first statutory prohibition of abortion: Lord Ellenborough's Act 1803; 2. Anti-abortion legislation 1803-1861 and medical influence thereon; 3. Abortion in legal theory and medical practice before 1938; 4. The medical profession and the enactment of the Abortion Act 1967; 5. The Abortion Act 1967 and the performance of abortion by the medical profession 1968-1982; 6. The reaction of the medical profession to proposed restriction of the law 1969-1979; 7. A theoretical overview; Appendices; Notes; Subject index; Name index.


'... excellent and timely ... thorough and dispassionate.' Legal Studies '... a clear and illuminating work of scholarship and distinction.' Annals of Science '... a much needed authoritative guide to the history of the law on abortion and an excellent case study in the social history of medicine.' Bulletin of the History of Medicine
EAN: 9780521894135
ISBN: 0521894131
Untertitel: 'Cambridge Studies in the Histo'. Revised. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Januar 2002
Seitenanzahl: 228 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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