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Out of the Backstreet

50 Years of the Abortion Act

May/
Sat 27 May 2017
19:30-20:45
At-Bristol
Price: £7/ £6

Out of the Backstreet

50 Years of the Abortion Act

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Sat 27 May 2017,
19:30-20:45
At-Bristol
Price: £7/ £6

The 1967 Abortion Act is marked as an historic victory for the pro-choice movement and an important part of Britain’s social history. The Act took abortion out of the backstreet, particularly for poor and working class women, and introduced safe, legal abortion. Now 50 years on more people than ever before support women’s right to choose and make their own reproductive decisions in Britain.

Kerry Abel (Abortion Rights Chair), journalist Reni Eddo-Lodge, Sally Sheldon (Professor of Law, University of Kent – pictured) and sociologist Jackie West (University of Bristol) discuss the Act, from examining how it was won and commemorating the activists to exploring current barriers to abortion access.

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Abortion Rights is the national pro-choice campaign. They are campaigning to defend and extend women’s rights and access to safe, legal abortion.

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