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E-petition
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external identifier
230738
UK Government and Parliament Id
230738
e-petition UK Government and Parliament Id
230738
action
Make Abortion a Right- reform the Abortion Act 1967.
background
Complete control over reproductive choices should be consolidated in statute, regardless of the reasons for these choices. In the UK, under s.1(1) of the AA women are limited to abortions on just four medical grounds and her decision must be approved by two doctors. Is this truly a "choice"?
additional details
As it stands, abortion is not a right in the UK but is illegal under the OAPA 1861 and ILPA 1929. The AA forms an exception to this criminal prohibition against abortion but ONLY if a woman satisfies s.1(1). Social grounds were rejected in parliament in 1966 for enshrining female choice, reflecting the pervasive gender norms that govern this legislation. With criminalisation and limited choice comes the abominable notion that the law, rather than the woman, should control abortion decisions.
created at
2018-10-18T15:22:22.016000+00:00
updated at
2018-10-26T11:08:34.354000+00:00
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