Women and Abortion in Canada: What's Law Got to Do with It?
FEMINISM AND POLITICAL ECONOMY: WOMEN'S WORK, WOMEN's STRUGGLES, Heather Jon Maroney, Meg Luxton, eds., pp. 263-284, Toronto: Methuen, 1987
12 Pages Posted: 21 Dec 2009
Date Written: 1987
This article explores the relationship of feminism, the state, and the law with specific reference to abortion legislation in Canada. It is inspired in part by a kindling of marxist interest in law (Hay et al. 1975; Thompson 1977; Hall et al. 1978; Pashukanis 1978; Cain and Hunt 1979; Fine et al. 1979; Sumner 1979; Fine 1984) and in part by the work of British feminists such as Mary McIntosh, Michele Barrett, Carol Smart, and Elizabeth Wilson.
Keywords: abortion, law, Canada, sociology of law, gender
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