Backlash or Widening the Gap? : Women’s Reproductive Rights in the Twenty-First Century

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Gozdecka , D 2020 , ' Backlash or Widening the Gap? Women’s Reproductive Rights in the Twenty-First Century ' , Laws , vol. 9 , no. 1 , 8 . https://doi.org/10.3390/laws9010008

Title: Backlash or Widening the Gap? : Women’s Reproductive Rights in the Twenty-First Century
Author: Gozdecka, Dorota
Contributor: University of Helsinki, Faculty of Law
Date: 2020-02-20
Language: eng
Number of pages: 14
Belongs to series: Laws
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/326325
Abstract: This article examines legal challenges to women’s reproductive rights in Ireland and the United States, arguing that backlash against reproductive rights is a consequence of the long unsettled position of women’s reproductive freedom in liberal democracies and the catalogue of rights. It examines the legal foundations of reproductive rights and their perceived conflicts with other values, such as religion, and focuses on the current legal challenges to women’s bodily autonomy regarding choice and motherhood. It demonstrates the many contexts in which women have not acquired full reproductive freedom, and explores the nature of the current backlash. It argues that the nature of the backlash is not simply a reclamation of what has been legally guaranteed, but instead a deepening of the preexisting divides within reproductive justice globally.
Subject: 513 Law
reproductive rights
access to abortion
global gag rule
populism
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