The role of health care providers in expanding the legal grounds for safe abortion: insights from Argentina, Ireland and South Korea


Abortion laws and regulations are key in creating an enabling environment that facilitates the advancement of people’s sexual and reproductive health and rights and well-being. Notwithstanding the recent retrogressions on abortion laws in various parts of the world, legal frameworks regulating access to safe abortion have been progressively liberalised around the world over the last century. While healthcare providers have been recognised as key health advocates, their specific role in influencing abortion law reforms has been scarcely studied in academic literature.