Wednesday 22 August 2012

Taking abortion out of the criminal law - meeting

International Day of Action for Decriminalisation of Abortion

Taking abortion out
of the criminal law

Voice for Choice  ̶  Public Meeting

1st October 2012
6.45pm – 9.00pm

Body & Soul
99 Rosebery Avenue
London EC1R 4RE

Free admission: book a place at Eventbrite
              Demo outside Bpas, London, 2012.
              ©Laura Lewis Photography:

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

Contributions from the floor and discussion

Public meetings and street actions also planned in London, Belfast, Derry and Dublin. Details to follow.
Voice for Choice is the UK coalition to defend and extend women’s choice on abortion

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