A Comparative Study of Abortion Policymaking in Brazil and South America: The Salience of Issue Networks and Policy Windows. Kulczycki, A. Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis: Research and Practice, 0(0):1--17.
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Abstract In Brazil and South America, religion, custom, and law have long made abortion taboo and forced it underground. Major changes sweeping the region are now making abortion increasingly discussed and contested. This article uses conceptual heuristics, theoretical insights, and comparisons across contexts to understand this situation. It explains why legal reforms have occurred in some settings (Colombia, Mexico City) but not in others (Brazil, Chile, Peru), and how incremental policy changes are making abortion safer and less common. It stresses the importance of building issue networks to mobilize capacity and exploit policy windows for securing further bolder reforms in this deeply controversial health care field.
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	abstract = {Abstract In Brazil and South America, religion, custom, and law have long made abortion taboo and forced it underground. Major changes sweeping the region are now making abortion increasingly discussed and contested. This article uses conceptual heuristics, theoretical insights, and comparisons across contexts to understand this situation. It explains why legal reforms have occurred in some settings (Colombia, Mexico City) but not in others (Brazil, Chile, Peru), and how incremental policy changes are making abortion safer and less common. It stresses the importance of building issue networks to mobilize capacity and exploit policy windows for securing further bolder reforms in this deeply controversial health care field.},
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