What is it about?

The 1967 Abortion Act is 50 years old this year, but very little has changed. However, Minister for Women and Equalities, Justine Greening, has proposed allowing women who travel from Northern Ireland (which has some of the most restrictive abortion laws in Europe) to the rest of the UK should received the same free care. While this is hugely significant for the hundreds of Northern Irish women who travel to the UK at great personal expense, this editorial explored the work left to do.

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Why is it important?

Marking 50 years of the Abortion Act 1967, this editorial from the November issue of BJM reflects on how much has changed in 50 years and what more can be done.

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This page is a summary of: Abortion law is changing, but not enough, British Journal of Midwifery, November 2017, Mark Allen Group,
DOI: 10.12968/bjom.2017.25.11.685.
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