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Bioethics Seminar |"Caught napping”: New Zealand’s response to the 1967 UK Abortion Act

2017 marks 50 years since the passing of the 1967 UK Abortion Act which widened access to medical abortion.This paper explores the impact of that Act in New Zealand which, in effect, led to the Restrictive Contraception, Sterilisation and Abortion Act of 1977.

I argue that the English reform spurred conservative groups into action to prevent liberalisation of the abortion law in New Zealand.  Speaker: Professor Barbara Brookes

Date Monday, 18 September 2017
Time 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Audience All University,Public
Event Category Health Sciences
Event Type Open Seminar
DepartmentBioethics Centre
LocationBioethics Seminar Room, Level one, 71 Frederick Street (entry on Frederick Street). Dunedin. Also video-linked Christchurch and Wellington campus.
Contact NameBioethics Centre
Contact Phone64 3 4716120

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