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The diversity of abortion rights in some Muslim-majority countries are a starting point in encouraging liberalisation in other countries

Shapiro, Gilla (2013) The diversity of abortion rights in some Muslim-majority countries are a starting point in encouraging liberalisation in other countries. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (15 Jul 2013). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

A lack of access to safe abortions is a major cause of maternal mortality across the world. Looking at Islamic sources and relevant literature, Gilla Shapiro investigates the Islamic discourse and the diversity of laws across Muslim-majority countries. She finds that the remarkable variability is largely dependent on the point of gestational development and the grounds for abortion. For more permissive abortion laws to be achieved in Muslim-majority countries, she recommends that the more lenient interpretations should be highlighted, using a country-specific approach that takes into account local social and cultural factors.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/
Additional Information: © 2013 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Sets: Collections > LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 05 Apr 2017 09:36
Last Modified: 31 Jan 2019 01:34
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/72520

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