General Scheme of Access to Abortion Bill 2015

(2015) Feminists@law 5(1)

32 Pages Posted: 29 Jul 2015

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Máiréad Enright

University of Birmingham - Birmingham Law School

Vicky Conway

University of Kent - Canterbury Campus

Fiona de Londras

Birmingham Law School, University of Birmingham, UK

Mary Donnelly

University College Cork (UCC) - Law Faculty

Ruth Fletcher

Queen Mary, University of London

Natalie McDonnell

Trinity College (Dublin)

Sheelagh McGuinness

University of Birmingham - Birmingham Law School

Claire Murray

University College Cork

Sinead Ring

University of Kent - Canterbury Campus

Sorcha Ui Chonnachtaigh

Keele University

Date Written: June 29, 2015

Abstract

This model piece of legislation provides for: "An Act to respect human life during pregnancy by affirming pregnant women’s constitutional rights; recognising that sustaining embryonic and foetal life in pregnancy is an important social role, which should be voluntary and consensual, and enabling access to abortion, and in respect of related matters".

Keywords: Abortion law, legal drafting, legislation, legal reform, reproductive justice, international human rights

Suggested Citation

Enright, Mairead and Conway, Vicky and de Londras, Fiona and Donnelly, Mary and Fletcher, Ruth and McDonnell, Natalie and McGuinness, Sheelagh and Murray, Claire and Ring, Sinead and Ui Chonnachtaigh, Sorcha, General Scheme of Access to Abortion Bill 2015 (June 29, 2015). (2015) Feminists@law 5(1) . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2636599

Mairead Enright (Contact Author)

University of Birmingham - Birmingham Law School ( email )

Edgbaston
Birmingham, AL B15 2TT
United Kingdom

HOME PAGE: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/schools/law/staff/profile.aspx?ReferenceId=119022

Vicky Conway

University of Kent - Canterbury Campus ( email )

Keynes College
Canterbury, Kent CT2 7NP
United Kingdom

Fiona De Londras

Birmingham Law School, University of Birmingham, UK ( email )

Edgbaston
Birmingham, AL B15 2TT
United Kingdom

HOME PAGE: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/schools/law/staff/profile.aspx?ReferenceId=99740

Mary Donnelly

University College Cork (UCC) - Law Faculty ( email )

Aras na Laoi
Western Road
Cork
Ireland

Ruth Fletcher

Queen Mary, University of London ( email )

Mile End Rd.
London, E1 4NS
United Kingdom

Natalie McDonnell

Trinity College (Dublin) ( email )

2-3 College Green
Dublin, Leinster
Ireland

Sheelagh McGuinness

University of Birmingham - Birmingham Law School ( email )

Edgbaston
Birmingham, AL B15 2TT
United Kingdom

Claire Murray

University College Cork ( email )

Aras na Laoi
UCC
Cork
Ireland

Sinead Ring

University of Kent - Canterbury Campus ( email )

Keynes College
Canterbury, Kent CT2 7NP
United Kingdom

Sorcha Ui Chonnachtaigh

Keele University ( email )

Keele, Staffordshire ST5 5BG
United Kingdom

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