Abstract

This article investigates why feminist anti-abortion activists have been active within the UN and what their influence is in the establishment of UN norms related to abortion. It will outline their argument and the manner in which a feminist counter argument on abortion emerged at the UN. It will examine why feminist anti-abortion nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) have been successful at bringing the development of progressive international law on this issue to a halt. The article will conclude that their activities have challenged the idea that international norm development is an essential progressive process instigated by state actors.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1085-794X
Print ISSN
0275-0392
Pages
pp. 673-700
Launched on MUSE
2013-08-09
Open Access
No
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