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Vem gungar vaggan om synen på abort? En rättssociologisk studie om synen på abort genom religion och lagstiftning.

Altin, Kerstin LU (2013) RÄSM01 20121
Department of Sociology of Law
Abstract
Abortion has long existed in our society and in our history. It has long been prohibited and it has been legal I Sweden since 1934 under the circumstances that the mother’s life was threatened. It took until 1975 to become legal under all circumstances until pregnancy week eighteen. Even if abortion today has been long legal there still exists a stigma around it.
My purpose with this study is to learn about people’s attitudes around abortion and how the religions relate to abortion and social norms. By conducting 200 questionnaires and 5 interviews I have been able to explore the social norms around the law of abortion. The results of my study showed that people in general are very positive towards abortion and that religion is not that... (More)
Abortion has long existed in our society and in our history. It has long been prohibited and it has been legal I Sweden since 1934 under the circumstances that the mother’s life was threatened. It took until 1975 to become legal under all circumstances until pregnancy week eighteen. Even if abortion today has been long legal there still exists a stigma around it.
My purpose with this study is to learn about people’s attitudes around abortion and how the religions relate to abortion and social norms. By conducting 200 questionnaires and 5 interviews I have been able to explore the social norms around the law of abortion. The results of my study showed that people in general are very positive towards abortion and that religion is not that positive. The study also revealed that the opinions of abortion are coming from our education and our upbringing, which shows that religious rules and believes are only for those who see themselves as religious. The abortion law itself does not relate much at all to both religion and social norms, except for the fact that they all agree on that the choice of abortion are always the woman. (Less)
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author
Altin, Kerstin LU
supervisor
organization
course
RÄSM01 20121
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
social norms, abortion, religion, social constructionism, legal pluralism
language
Swedish
id
3460267
date added to LUP
2013-06-20 09:18:59
date last changed
2013-06-20 09:18:59
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  abstract     = {Abortion has long existed in our society and in our history. It has long been prohibited and it has been legal I Sweden since 1934 under the circumstances that the mother’s life was threatened. It took until 1975 to become legal under all circumstances until pregnancy week eighteen. Even if abortion today has been long legal there still exists a stigma around it. 
My purpose with this study is to learn about people’s attitudes around abortion and how the religions relate to abortion and social norms. By conducting 200 questionnaires and 5 interviews I have been able to explore the social norms around the law of abortion. The results of my study showed that people in general are very positive towards abortion and that religion is not that positive. The study also revealed that the opinions of abortion are coming from our education and our upbringing, which shows that religious rules and believes are only for those who see themselves as religious. The abortion law itself does not relate much at all to both religion and social norms, except for the fact that they all agree on that the choice of abortion are always the woman.},
  author       = {Altin, Kerstin},
  keyword      = {social norms,abortion,religion,social constructionism,legal pluralism},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Vem gungar vaggan om synen på abort? En rättssociologisk studie om synen på abort genom religion och lagstiftning.},
  year         = {2013},
}