Published on 27 Oct 2017 Sections

Why the abortion act has never moved out of the political battleground

Fifty years to the day since the landmark abortion act made it legal in England, Scotland and Wales, a woman’s right to choose remains a political battleground, from legal challenges about protests in London to a hotly contested vote in the Irish Republic.  And for the women who had illegal abortions around the time the act came into force, their personal decisions have proved no less controversial.