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With events and movements such as #MeToo, the Gender Equality UN Sustainable Development Goal, the Irish and Chilean abortion policy changes, and the worldwide Women's March movement, women's rights are at the top of the global public agenda. Yet, countries around the world continue to debate if and how women should have access to reproductive rights, and specifically abortion. This book provides the most comprehensive comparative review of this topic to date. How are reproductive rights produced? This book analyzes three spheres of influence on abortion policymaking: civil society, national government, and international bodies. It engages scholars as well as undergraduate and graduate students in social sciences, law, gender studies, and development and sustainability studies. With insights into the influence of intergovernmental bodies, international health organizations, state-level political representatives, and religious civil society players, this book will be of interest to policymakers, organizations and individuals concerned with influencing reproductive policy.
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Formatted Contents Note
Machine generated contents note: Preface; Acknowledgments; 1. Introduction: producing reproductive rights; Part I. Civil Society Sphere: 2. The civil society sphere: religion and reproductive health; 3. The politics of religion and reproductive health: the cases of Chile and Bahrain; Part II. State Government Sphere: 4. The sphere of national governments: dimensions of representation; 5. Reproductive rights and the nation-state: the cases of New Zealand and Rwanda; Part III. The International Sphere: 6. The international sphere: going beyond civil society and the nation-state; 7. Case studies from the international sphere: The ICPD PoA and the African Union; 8. Conclusions: final thoughts and avenues for future comparative research on abortion.