Transcending Borders: Abortion in the Past and Present

Editors: S. Stettner, K. Ackerman, K. Burnett, T. Hay

Non-fiction/history (global), 344 pages
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan, 2017
eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-48399-3
Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-48398-6
Order: Palgrave MacMillan

This multidisciplinary volume investigates different abortion and reproductive practices across time, space, geography, national boundaries, and cultures. The authors specialize in the reproductive politics of Australia, Bolivia, Cameroon, France, ‘German East Africa,’ Ireland, Japan, Sweden, South Africa, the United States, and Zanzibar, with historical focuses on the pre-modern era, nineteenth and twentieth centuries, as well as the present day. This timely work complicates the many histories and ongoing politics of abortion by exploring the conditions in which women have been forced to make these life-altering decisions.