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By Ellie Lee

ISBN-10: 134926878X

ISBN-13: 9781349268788

Women's wishes are positioned on the centre of this assortment. The participants speak about the level to which the modern felony framework on abortion suits the desires of girls confronted with undesirable being pregnant. The booklet comprises sections on Britain, together with an account of the crusade to legalize abortion, written by way of these centrally concerned with that crusade; overseas comparisons of abortion legislation, with chapters on France, the U.S., eire and Poland; and chapters masking modern debates, together with men's rights in abortion and abortion for foetal abnormality.

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Kathleen, interviewed by Kate Fisher, 7 July 1994, bcz#16 (private collection) . 34. American research into a number of women who had illegal abortions in the 1950s and 1960s revealed similar attitudes, although the researchers did not acknowledge this: 'I felt nothing. I didn't feel anxious. I think I was stupid. No, I was not stupid ... I just went to take care of business ... I just got on the train. ' Ellen Messer and Kathryn E. May, Back Rooms: Voices 42 Abortion Law and Politics Today from the Illegal Abortion Era, New York, St.

From 1979 to 1992 I was the founder administrator for the AllParty Group on Population, Development and Reproductive Health in the UK Parliament. I have been actively involved in the campaigns to defend the abortion law in the UK, the legalization of human embryo research and to license RU486 (the 'abortion pill'). The most important lesson I have learned is that one continues to learn, particularly when dealing with the British Parliament. Currently I am privileged to be working with colleagues in Europe sharing my experience of working inside and outside Parliament.

Currently there is much useful analysis of the essential elements for a good advocacy campaign: for example, a clear focus with a single aim, a committed core group of individuals, a corporate image, tailoring your message, using public opinion, using the media, understanding parliamentary procedure and how parliamentarians work, reliable administrative support and competent budgeting. By today's analysis of successful advocacy, ALRA in the 1960s ran a classical campaign. CLEAR FOCUS AND PLAN ALRA took care, before embarking on its campaign proper, to clarify its aims; discussion was long and intense, stimulated by the address of Glanville Williams, ALRA President, to the 1963 AGM when he suggested that abortion be made legal up to 13 weeks' gestation, which was the position under the old common law in England until 1803.

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