Abortion Politics, Women's Movements, and the Democratic by Dorothy McBride Stetson

By Dorothy McBride Stetson

Containing the result of a cross-national examine venture on abortion politics in 11 democratic states (between the Nineteen Sixties and 2000), this quantity marks significant growth in abortion learn. It develops a complete study layout to ascertain even if women's coverage companies (institutional teams meant to enhance the prestige of ladies) have functioned as valuable and powerful allies of women's routine. It explores their efforts to realize entry to energy arenas and safe abortion legislation that coincide with feminist objectives. certainly, those findings represent a rigorous program of comparative method to evaluate reasons from social flow and democratic idea bearing on diversifications in nation feminism and circulate good fortune.

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3 Interest aggregation takes place primarily within the parties and at party conventions, and as party leaders hear the demands of different groups linked to the party. The parties continue to perform the function of interest aggregation in the legislature and executive. The parties, especially the Austrian Social Democratic Party, have been so central to the policy-making process that they must be included, along with the Parliament, among the decision-making arenas where most important policy on abortion is adopted.

Finally, in 1992 the former under- secretary of state for women's affairs was granted the status of a minister, which remained until the right-wing government abolished it in spring 2000. However, there was a considerable involvement in the debate by the women's organization of the Social Democratic Party; and it played a major role in the process of developing the abortion reform of 1974, supporting and transmitting * REGINA KOPL 25 feminist demands within the Social Democratic Party as well as in parliamentary decision-making.

It would take the political actors nearly 20 years to reach a political agreement. The 20 years between the emergence of the abortion issue and the amendment of the law, which would only come about in April 1990, were marked by diligent activity in Parliament and an increasingly strong profiling of the pro-legalization front, of which the women's movement was an important part. Abortion became safer during the period with safer and more open 40 execution of abortions in Belgium1 and the possibility for Belgian women to legally terminate their pregnancies in neighbouring countries.

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