Abortion And Politics
Polphlth 761 Abortion And Politics
For this assignment, you will select a country (New Zealand, ideally) and trace its abortion politics, and implications for women’s health. Using Htun and Weldon’s argument as a basis for your analysis, deconstruct the position of key players in the abortion debate: the state, women’s movements, and anti-choice movement. In the New Zealand context, your essay will particularly describe the ongoing debate in Abortion Law Reform – what does it say about the current ideology of the state? This assignment is based entirely on secondary literature. Your essay will have: – a descriptive component (tracing the history) – a public health component (statistics/evidence about the implications for women) – an analysis section; applying Htun and Weldon to the NZ context.