It’s time to move abortion into healthcare and out of criminal law.
A woman’s right to control her own body is a fundamental freedom. But women in the UK still do not have that right.
The 1861 Offences Against the Person Act made it illegal to have an abortion. That Act still exists today, even though it was passed before women had the chance to vote.
Friday 27 October marks the 50th Anniversary of the 1967 Abortion Act, a law that made abortions easier to access for millions of women in England, Scotland and Wales. The activists that made this possible saw it as a temporary fix, not a long term solution. Because the Act did not legalise abortion, and it did nothing to help women in Northern Ireland.
Starting on Monday 23 October WE will kick off a week of action with members and local branch activists to call for change.
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