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Reimagining Global Abortion Politics: A Social Justice Perspective

Fiona Bloomer, Claire Pierson, and Sylvia Estrada Claudio


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 a ... More

Keywords: abortion, activists, culture, religion, nationalism, law, humanitarian crisis, human rights, politics, reproductive justice

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781447340430
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2019 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447340430.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Fiona Bloomer, author
Ulster University

Claire Pierson, author
University of Liverpool

Sylvia Estrada Claudio, author
University of the Philippines