Time It's Not A Crime Event - Women's Equality

Join us in London to mark the anniversary of the 1967 Abortion Act  

26th October, Oxford House, Derbyshire St, Bethnal Green, London, E2 6HG, 7-9pm 

Half a century ago, women in the UK were begrudgingly given the right to have a legal abortion, providing certain medical criteria were met.

Today, the same law is on the statute books and despite the world moving on, the situation for women has not changed. We are still patronised and potentially criminalised by a system that does not trust us to have control over our bodies. Across the Irish sea, women in Northern Ireland and Ireland cannot legally obtain a safe abortion, even in cases of rape or fatal foetal abnormality.

Enough is enough. 50 years after the abortion act and 153 years since abortion entered criminal law, and we’re taking a stand.

Join us and leading figures in the fight for reproductive rights from both the UK and Ireland, past and present, and together we will light the way forward in 2018.

Speakers will include:

Sophie Walker, Leader of the Women's Equality Party.

As Leader of the Women's Equality Party, Sophie has been pushing women's rights to top of the UK political agenda for the last two years. She has grown the party into a grassroots movement with thousands of members and registered supporters and some 70 branches in Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland. 

Emma Campbell, Co-Chair of Alliance for Choice.

Emma has worked to bring the abortion conversation into the mainstream in Northern Ireland through creative and social media projects, as well as through public engagement. Emma has also recruited for and volunteered as a clinic escort for women accessing services at Marie Stopes Belfast.

Barbara Davidson, London Irish Abortion Rights Campaign. 

Barbara Davidson is a member of the London-Irish Abortion Rights Campaign. She is originally from Northern Ireland and is a former solicitor. The London Irish Abortion Rights Campaign is a grassroots organisation of over 1000 members living in or around London which calls for the repeal of the 8th amendment from the Irish constitution and campaigns for access to free, safe, legal abortion in Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Dilys Cossey, leading campaigner on reproductive rights since the 1960's.

Dilys Cossey was secretary of the Abortion Law Reform Association from 1964-68, a member of the team which worked to reform the abortion law.  For the rest of her working life she remained active in the reproductive health, family planning and population field and played leading roles in campaigns for free NHS contraception, defence of the 1967 Abortion Act, promotion of embryo research, in establishment of the all-party Parliamentary  group on population, development  and reproductive health and the European Parliamentary Forum on population and development. 

26th October, Oxford House, Derbyshire St, Bethnal Green, London, E2 6HG, 7-9pm 


Arriving by public transport 

Bus, Pollard Row or Wilmott Street stops 

Overground, Bethnal Green Station 

Tube, Bethnal Green Station

Nearest accessible station, Shoreditch Highstreet (overground) 

The Venue is fully accessible 



Sue Denning Vinice Cowell Jayne Kavanagh Athena Lamnisos Jennifer Dhingra Julia Colt Emily Butler Nell Burnham Sellisha Lockyer jojo Gould-Baile Claire Gamble Chrissie Perkins Laura Matthews Hannah Sarney Emily Husain Hannah Prime Annabel Fritsch Marisa Matey Mandy Colleran Deborah Beneke Hadrian Holloway Katherine Manners Chloe Pursey Jessie Macneil-Brown Sophie Hebdidge Wendy Press Philip Green Elizabeth Hughes Caroline Moren Magie McDonald Annabel Eager Julia Bullas Hannah Philp Rachael Astill Hannah Newell Helen Raymond Wanda Elliot alice bainbridge Sophie Service Tracy Clayton Stella Plumbridge Molly Smyth Olive Mackintosh-Lowe Susan Hughes Erika Loch Anita Lund Julie Camosseto Esther Bunting

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