Emerging Issues in Commonwealth Abortion Laws, 1982

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‘Past’, we are told, ‘is prologue’ and this is no where more evident than in Commonwealth abortion law. This analysis suggests that the background to Commonwealth abortion law may provide more opportunities for the lawful introduction of medical tehnologies emerging in the foreground than may presently be realized. Commonwealth legal reforms may have tended to overlook these antecedents, possibly because it was thought that they could provide little perspective to the application of modern biotechnologies.


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