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Abortion mobilities

13 Aug 2022-Geography Compass-Vol. 16, Iss: 9
About: This article is published in Geography Compass.The article was published on 2022-08-13. It has received None citations till now. The article focuses on the topics: Mobilities.
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TL;DR: In this article, the authors explore how feminist movements in contemporary Ireland and the Women's Liberation Movement in Britain in the 1970s and 1980s have subverted state domination and have struggled for self-governance of the female bodies in ways that represent a continuum of responses to restrictive legislation.
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TL;DR: This paper develops the concept of ‘abortion exile’ to understand the situation of women who are forced to travel for abortion services because the procedure is outlawed, stigmatized, unaffordable, or both.
Abstract: This paper develops the concept of ‘abortion exile’ to understand the situation of women who are forced to travel for abortion services because the procedure is outlawed, stigmatized, unaffordable ...

9 citations