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New paper calls for abortion law reform across the UK

Advocacy  •  21 February 2024  • 2 min read

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A new paper published in the International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics (IJOG) calls for urgent reform of abortion law across the UK. The paper, written by Dr Jonathan Lord and Professor Dame Lesley Regan, sets out the history of abortion rights, access, and law across the UK, with a particular focus on the importance of collaboration across the pro-choice movement.

Read the paper here: Triumphs and trials with the UK abortion law: The power of collaboration in abortion reform

Commenting on the paper, MSI’s UK Head of External Affairs Louise McCudden said:

“We welcome this new paper from Dr Jonathan Lord and Professor Dame Lesley Regan, which calls for abortion law to be urgently reformed. This makes essential reading for anyone seeking to understand the context around abortion law in England and Wales. 

“It comes as campaigners including MSI Reproductive Choices UK call on MPs to vote in favour of Diana Johnson’s amendment to the Criminal Justice Bill, which come before the House in the coming weeks. If passed, would mean that no one faces prosecution for ending their own pregnancy.” 

Learn more about the need for abortion law reform – and why we believe now is the time to decriminalise abortion in Great Britain – at the links below:


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