Abortion Law in Transnational Perspective

Abortion Law in Transnational Perspective offers a fresh look at significant transnational legal developments in recent years, examining key judicial decisions, constitutional texts, and regulatory reforms of abortion law in order to envision ways ahead.

Abortion Law in Transnational Perspective
Cases and Controversies

Edited by Rebecca J. Cook, Joanna N. Erdman, and Bernard M. Dickens

Aug 2014 | 512 pages | Cloth $69.95
Human Rights
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Table of Contents

Part I. Constitutional Values and Regulatory Regimes
—Reva B. Siegel, The Constitutionalization of Abortion
—Ruth Rubio-Marín, Abortion in Portugal: New Trends in European Constitutionalism
—Adriana Lamacková, Women’s Rights in the Abortion Decision of the Slovak Constitutional Court
—Verónica Undurraga, Proportionality in the Constitutional Review of Abortion Law
—Rachel Rebouché, A Functionalist Approach to Comparative Abortion Law

Part II. Procedural Justice and Liberal Access
—Joanna N. Erdman, The Procedural Turn: Abortion at the European Court of Human Rights
—Paola Bergallo, The Struggle Against Informal Rules on Abortion in Argentina
—Charles G. Ngwena, Reforming African Abortion Laws and Practice: The Place of Transparency

Part III. Framing and Claiming Rights
—Sally Sheldon, The Medical Framework and Early Medical Abortion in the U.K.: How Can a State Control Swallowing?
—Bernard M. Dickens, The Right to Conscience
—Julieta Lemaitre, Catholic Constitutionalism on Sex, Women, and the Beginning of Life
—Luís Roberto Barroso, Bringing Abortion into the Brazilian Public Debate: Legal Strategies for Anencephalic Pregnancy
—Melissa Upreti, Toward Transformative Equality in Nepal: The Lakshmi Dhikta Decision

Part IV. Narratives and Social Meaning
—Lisa M. Kelly, Reckoning with Narratives of Innocent Suffering in Transnational Abortion Litigation
—Alejandro Madrazo, Narratives of Prenatal Personhood in Abortion Law
—Rebecca J. Cook, Stigmatized Meanings of Criminal Abortion Law