Barbara Brookes's Abortion in England 1900-1967 (Routledge Library Editions: PDF

By Barbara Brookes

Over the a long time from 1900 to 1967 abortion was once reworked from an enormous female-centred kind of fertility keep an eye on right into a scientific occasion, heavily monitored by means of the nation. This transition, the writer argues the following, came about opposed to a heritage of discussion over fertility keep watch over and its implications for women’s maternal role.

The booklet, initially released in 1988, suggests that the inter-war years observed a vital mapping of barriers within the debates over abortion. the excellence among tools of fertility keep watch over used earlier than and after notion was once extra sharply drawn. The abortion legislation used to be tough to implement and in 1936 the Abortion legislations Reform organization used to be based by means of feminists to name for secure criminal abortion as a woman’s correct.

Resort to felony abortion persisted within the post-war years and the variety of healing abortions additionally started to raise. The scientific profession’s try and create a contrast among valuable scientific and spurious social purposes for fertility regulate gave manner within the face of women’s calls for for secure and powerful ability to plot whilst and in the event that they may have kids. After a hard-fought conflict, the abortion legislation was once reformed in 1967. The abortion selection, even though, remained firmly within the arms of the clinical profession.

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