Abortion is a woman's health concern and a complex moral dilemma everywhere. It is now also one of the most intractable social and political problems of our time. This book provides the first account of the abortion controversy globally. It examines how this issue is being played out beyond the established western liberal democracies and how the Catholic Church and other groups engage it worldwide. The questions addressed in this scholarly and readable work are of paramount significance for the future management of this dispute. ANDRZEJ KULCZYCKI is Assistant Professor of Population Studies, American University of Beirut, Lebanon. He has earlier worked and completed his education in the School of Public Health, University of Michigan, following degrees from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the University of Durham. He has published on abortion and population issues in leading social science and health care journals.