Abortion Court Cases

Abortion Court Cases - Kristin Battaglia Chris Brock POLS...

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Kristin Battaglia POLS 1150 Chris Brock In the past in both British and American laws, abortion had been made a criminal act and was sometimes punished strictly. It wasn’t until the late 1960’s that the abortion laws became more liberal. In the United Kingdom, the Abortion Act of 1967 was passed and stated that “termination of pregnancy by a registered practitioner subject to certain conditions is permitted. Regulations under the Act mean that abortions must be performed by a registered medical practitioner in a National Health Service Hospital or in a Department of Health approved location - such as British Pregnancy Advisory Service Clinics. Later in 1990 amendments to the 1967 Abortion Act came into force through the Human Fertilization & Embryology Act .” (http://www.btinternet.com/~DEvans_23/legislat.htm). Until 1973 abortion legislature was dealt with by individual states in the United States, with all of them making abortion a criminal act until the late 1960’s. In January of 1973, the United States Supreme Court decided on the case
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This note was uploaded on 04/24/2008 for the course POLS 1150 taught by Professor Nichols during the Spring '08 term at GCSU.

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