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

Lesley Hoggart

Journal Article

This paper, published in Global Public Health,  looks at young women’s pregnancy decision-making, and argues that a binary model of moral reasoning or personal reasoning is unhelpful. 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.

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