Conceiving Criminality: An Evaluation of Abortion Decriminalization Reform in New York and Great Britain


This Note examines how laws make abortion feel like a crime and looks to the history of abortion laws, the current laws, and the reform movements in both juris- dictions to posit that the consequences of partial abor- tion criminalization vary depending on the existence of other laws and legal norms that question its partial criminalization. Finally, this Note challenges assump- tions about the effects of abortion regulation by ana- lyzing it through the lens of stigma.