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Moral dilemmas and abortion decision-making: Lessons learnt from abortion research in England and Wales

Hoggart, Lesley (2019). Moral dilemmas and abortion decision-making: Lessons learnt from abortion research in England and Wales. Global Public Health, 14(1) pp. 1–8.

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DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: https://doi.org/10.1080/17441692.2018.1474482
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Abstract

This paper scrutinises the concepts of moral reasoning and personal reasoning, problematising the binary model by looking at young women's pregnancy decision-making. Data from two UK empirical studies are subjected to theoretically driven qualitative secondary analysis, and illustrative cases show how complex decision-making is characterised by an intertwining of the personal and the moral, and is thus best understood by drawing on moral relativism.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2018 Informa UK Limited
ISSN: 1744-1706
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Not SetNot SetGovernment Office for London
Not SetNot SetMSI Marie Stopes International
Keywords: Abortion; moral dilemmas; reproductive control; moral agency; decision-making
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Health, Wellbeing and Social Care > Health and Social Care
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Health, Wellbeing and Social Care
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Item ID: 55289
SWORD Depositor: Jisc Publications-Router
Depositing User: Jisc Publications-Router
Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2018 08:53
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2019 16:21
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/55289
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