Abortion and Human Rights: Health & Human Rights Special edition Vol.19, No.1, June 2017

18/06/2017 § Leave a comment

This is a special edition of the HHRJ Journal on one of the key topics of the Campaign – abortion law and policy and the value of human rights in seeking to improve policy and practice. Being one of the three guest editors for this edition has been an important part of my Campaign work for the past year. I hope you find the papers valuable. Marge

le of contents and all papers are at:


All the papers are open access.

I especially recommend the following papers:

DISCUSSION Abortion Law and Policy Around the World: In Search of Decriminalization   Marge Berer HTML | PDF

Theorizing Time in Abortion Law and Human Rights   Joanna N. Erdman HTML | PDF

Regulation of Conscientious Objection to Abortion: An International Comparative Multiple-Case Study
Wendy Chavkin, Laurel Swerdlow, and Jocelyn Fifield  HTML | PDF

Pregnancy and the 40-Year Prison Sentence: How “Abortion is Murder” Became Institutionalized in the Salvadoran Judicial System
Jocelyn Viterna and Jose Santos Guardado Bautista

Pregnancies and Fetal Anomalies Incompatible with Life in Chile: Arguments and Experiences in Advocating for Legal Reform
Lidia Casas and Lieta Vivaldi

Legal Knowledge as a Tool for Social Change: La Mesa por la Vida y la Salud de las Mujeres as an Expert on Colombian Abortion Law
Ana Cristina González Vélez and Isabel Cristina Jaramillo

Macro- and Micro-Political Vernaculizations of Rights: Human Rights and Abortion Discourses in Northern Ireland
Claire Pierson and Fiona Bloomer

Decriminalization and Women’s Access to Abortion in Australia
Barbara Baird

Australia: Abortion and Human Rights
Ronli Sifris and Suzanne Belton

PERSPECTIVE Abortion Care in Nepal, 15 Years after Legalization: Gaps in Access, Equity, and Quality
Wan-Ju Wu, Sheela Maru, Kiran Regmi, and Indira Basnett


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