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Autonomy in the Abortion Act 1967: A historical analysis

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Autonomy is the principle that people are capable of deciding matters concerning themselves which are free from external limitations, as society or the law may restrict individuals from being fully autonomous. The scope of this article surrounds autonomy withi... More »

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Abortion and Autonomy: the case for decriminalising

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  Introduction “Ireland has changed utterly; The cruel eighth amendment is history” wrote Ivana Bacik for the Guardian in May 2018.[1] The amendment of the Irish constitution granting the ‘legalisation’ of abortion was hailed a constitutional revolution which ... More »

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Should There be a Right to Die in the UK?

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Introduction The “right to die” in the UK has been a question that has engrossed politicians, the media and judges over recent years where high-profile cases including Dianne Pretty[1], Debbie Purdy [2] and Tony Nicklinson[3] have bought much debate and discus... More »

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In the Sexual Marketplace, Caveat Amator

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While in the commercial arena, when consent has been fraudulently obtained, the contract may be set aside,[1] in sexual affairs, consent obtained through deception is vitiated only in a very narrow fraction of instances, covered by section 76 of the Sexual Off... More »