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Reimagining Global Abortion PoliticsA Social Justice Perspective$
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Fiona Bloomer, Claire Pierson, and Sylvia Estrada Claudio

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781447340430

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2019

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447340430.001.0001

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(p.87) Six Activism
Reimagining Global Abortion Politics

Fiona Bloomer

Claire Pierson

Sylvia Estrada Claudio

Policy Press

Chapter 6, activism, centres the transnational work of activists internationally whose purpose is to improve access to abortion; taking action to provide or facilitate access; improving knowledge about abortion and challenging abortion stigma. The recent history of abortion activism, is considered, beginning with the Jane Collective, which operated primarily in the Chicago area of the US, providing access to abortion and abortion services during the late 1960s / early 1970s. This chapter reflects on how in the 21st century resistance to prohibitive legal frameworks and restricted access is offered by national and international organisations who work in collaboration with grassroots groups. The chapter reflects on the wide range of work offered by activist organisations which provide short-term help or longer-term interventions to circumvent laws or change societal perceptions about abortion.

Keywords:   activism, abortion stigma, Jane Collective, Women Help Women, Inroads, Abortion Support Network, the International Campaign for Women's Right to Safe Abortion, Amnesty International

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