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Abortion, Doctors and the Law

  • Kartonierter Einband
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Beschreibung

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

Zusammenfassung
Ranging from the beginning of the nineteenth century to the 1980s, this book focusses on the evolution of the law and medical practice of abortion in England. Dr Keown considers the performance of abortion by doctors, and the influence the medical profession had on the restriction of the law in the nineteenth century and on its relaxation in the twentieth.

Inhalt

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.

Produktinformationen

Titel: Abortion, Doctors and the Law
Untertitel: Some Aspects of the Legal Regulation of Abortion in England from 1803 to 1982
Editor:
Autor:
EAN: 9780521894135
ISBN: 978-0-521-89413-5
Format: Kartonierter Einband
Herausgeber: Cambridge University Press
Genre: Strafrecht
Anzahl Seiten: 228
Gewicht: 357g
Größe: H229mm x B152mm x T13mm
Jahr: 2002