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Abortion

  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Studies
  • Edited by: Helmut K. Anheier & Mark Juergensmeyer
  • Subject:Globalization, Social Policy (general), Cultural Geography

Although it is an intimately personal medical procedure, abortion is also a complex and contentious social issue on both national and global levels. As a health procedure, abortion is the voluntary disruption of a pregnancy. The larger social meaning of abortion ...

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