Abortion: Should Men Have a Say?

  • David Nolan


The abortion debate is rarely straightforward. Much of the discussion is coloured with irreconcilable differences between those who accept the availability of abortion and those who do not. Morals, ethics, religious beliefs, rights and a whole list of other variables are used to justify one or another position. The ‘right’ of the male partner to have a say in the decision whether or not to abort an unwanted pregnancy emerges periodically in the debate — and almost invariably in the context of forcing a woman to continue a pregnancy she does not want.


Unwanted Pregnancy Unplanned Pregnancy Unborn Child Abortion Clinic Abortion Debate 
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  1. 1.
    H. Wilkinson and M. Howard, Tomorrow’s Women, London, Demos, 1997.Google Scholar
  2. 3.
    Roger Wade, ‘Tor Men about Abortion’ (leaflet), Boulder, Colorado, 1994.Google Scholar
  3. 5.
    A. B. Shostak and G. McLouth, Men and Abortion, Lessons, Losses, and Love, New York, Praeger, 1984.Google Scholar

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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • David Nolan
    • 1
  1. 1.Birth Control TrustUK

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