By Ellie Lee
Women's wishes are positioned on the centre of this assortment. The individuals talk about the level to which the modern criminal framework on abortion suits the wishes of girls confronted with undesirable being pregnant. The e-book includes sections on Britain, together with an account of the crusade to legalize abortion, written by means of these centrally concerned with that crusade; overseas comparisons of abortion legislations, with chapters on France, the U.S., eire and Poland; and chapters overlaying modern debates, together with men's rights in abortion and abortion for foetal abnormality.
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34 Secondly, respondents are peculiarly unconcerned about 'modern' debates about abortion - this is particularly surprising as they, almost all, repeatedly express opinions on modern sexual behaviour and modern contraceptive methods, especially the Pill. They do not talk much about any changes in the 'culture of abortion' - neither the fact that it is now legal nor the fact that it is condemned by many, though some do assess the contrast in attitudes towards abortion when I explicitly present it to them.
The strategy was, quite simply, to reform the law by direct contact with parliamentarians; by mobilizing public opinion in favour of reform; by strengthening the organization's capability by increasing membership; and by publicizing the need for reform in the media. A COMMITTED CORE GROUP OF INDIVIDUALS In the 1960s ALRA, it was the Executive Committee behind the campaign which met once a month who provided the impetus. Diane Munday, Madeleine Simms and Vera Houghton as well as other youthful unknowns like Alistair Service, Malcolm Potts and John Home all worked on the committee.
16 Only one woman has unequivocally suggested that she felt that abortion was 'morally' wrong, or, in principle, any less acceptable than any other form of birth control: 'The only thing I'm dead nuts against is abortion .. >17 Far more common were cases such as Edith, who went to an abortionist. She did not in fact go through with the operation but it is clear that her reservations were based on the dangers inherent in the practice rather than its illegality or the rightness or wrongness of getting rid of a 'baby'.