Voice for Choice

Event: Public Meeting  “Taking Abortion out of Criminal Law”

City: London

Date: October 1, 2012

Venue: Body & Soul 99, Rosebery Avenue London EC1R 4RE


You are invited to a public meeting to celebrate the International Day of Action for the Decriminalisation of Abortion, as part of events all over the world. The meeting will explore the situation in the UK: the vulnerability of doctors to prosecution and threats to women’s access to abortion under the 1967 Abortion Act, the situation in Northern Ireland and in other countries.
Sarah Veale, Equality and Employment Rights, Trades Union Congress, London
to be confirmed
Lisa Hallgarten, Education For Choice, London
How the criminal law problematises abortion for women and health professionals
Goretti Horgan, Alliance for Choice, Northern Ireland
The Twilight Zone: abortion in Northern Ireland
Sally Sheldon, Kent Law School, Kent University, Canterbury
Options for reforming the law: models that don’t rely on criminalisation
Susan Davies, Women on Web, Amsterdam
Supporting access to safe medical abortion through the internet for women in legally restricted settings
Marge Berer, Reproductive Health Matters, London
History of the International Day of Action, what’s happening in other countries and the new International Campaign for Women’s Right to Safe Abortion

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