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A guide to the Abortion Act 1967.

Alra.

A guide to the Abortion Act 1967.

by Alra.

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Published by AbortionLaw Reform Association in 17 Dunstan Rd, London N.W.11 .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Includes the text of the act.

ContributionsGreat Britain.
The Physical Object
Pagination25p. :
Number of Pages25
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21921106M
ISBN 100950006300
OCLC/WorldCa14338

The abortion act a critical perspective SHELDON, Sally Ellie LEE (ed.), Abortion law and politics today, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, , pp. The discussion of these individuals was influenced by individuals invited to talk to them, including a veteran campaigner for legal and permissive abortion practice, Diane Munday, and Lord Steel, the principal architect of the Abortion Act By contrast, no veteran or Parliamentary opponent of abortion was allowed to talk to the group.

  This morning, representatives from right-to-life groups from across the UK came together at Old Palace Yard outside the Palace of Westminster to commemorate the final passage of the Abortion Act Royal Assent for the Bill was declared by the Speaker of the House of Commons at am on Friday the 27th of October , and so a Minute’s Silence was held from this . Book. English. Published CAMBRIDGE (ETC.): CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, Abortion Book. English. Published Aldershot: Dartmouth, A guide to the Abortion Act, By Abortion Law Reform Association. Book. English. Published London: Alra, [?] Abortion: our struggle for control Committee on the Working of the Abortion Act (2.

  Under the Abortion Act , women have early access to safe, legal, high quality abortion services. There were , abortions performed under the provisions of the Abortion Act in England and Wales in , with 98% of abortions being funded by the National Health Service. Abortion is an issue on which the Government adopts a neutral stance. The Abortion Act (sponsored by David Steel, MP) became law, legalising abortion under certain conditions; it came into effect on 27 April Since its passage in the Abortion Act has been unsuccessfully challenged several times by anti-choice (“pro-life”) organisations which aim to restrict access to abortion.


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Get this from a library. A guide to the Abortion Act [Abortion Law Reform Association.; Great Britain.]. Books; Abortion, Doctors and the Law; Abortion Act ; Abortion, Doctors and the Law.

Abortion, Doctors and the Law Some Aspects of the Legal Regulation of Abortion in England from to Chapter. Chapter; Aa; Aa; Get access.

Buy the print book Check if you have access via personal or institutional login. The Abortion Act is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom legalising abortions by registered practitioners, and regulating the free provision of such medical practices through the National Health Service (NHS).

It was introduced by David Steel as a Private Member's Bill, but was backed by the government, who appointed the president of the Royal College of Obstetricians and. the example of the Abortion Act (), an important statute that has regulated a highly controv ersial field of practice for five decades.

Biography is taken as a useful shorthand for an approach. THE IMPACT OF THE ABORTION ACT Delivered to the Canadian Medical Association on J IS THE IMPACT OF THE ABORTION ACT IN GREAT BRITAIN Dr.

Philip H. Addison, MRCS, LRCP Secretary, Medical Defence Union Introduction THE Abortion Act, which applies to England, Wales and Scotland but not to.

ABORTION ACT PhilipH. Addison M.R.C.S. SECRETARY, MEDICAL DEFENCE UNION, LONDON W.C.1 The Abortion Act came into operation on April The courts have not yet had the opportunity of interpreting this Act, but the legal advisers to the Medical Defence Union have given advice on certain points, and these opinions are the subject of Cited by: Current abortion law under the Abortion Act of only allows women to end their pregnancies if she is at risk from suffering “grave permanant injury” to herself, her existing children or if the child would be severely handicapped.

In all other instances, abortion is technically prohibited. For an abortion to be legal, the women must suffer. Acknowledgements Abortion Law Reformers: Pioneers of Change, edited by Ann Furedi and Mick Hume, was originally published in by Birth Control Trust.

It has been reissued by bpas to mark the fortieth anniversary of the Abortion Act. Plot summary. The Abortion is a genre novel parody concerning the librarian of a very unusual California library which accepts books in any form and from anyone who wishes to drop one off at the library—children submit tales told in crayon about their toys; teenagers tell tales of angst and old people drop by with their memoirs—described as "the unwanted, the lyrical and haunted volumes of.

The Abortion Act is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom legalising abortions on certain grounds by registered practitioners, and regulating the tax-paid provision of such medical practices through the National Health Service.

It was introduced by David Steel as a Private Member's Bill, but was backed by the government, who appointed the president of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Introduced by: David Steel. Abortion Act CHAPTER 87 An Act to amend and clarify the law relating to termination of pregnancy by registered medical practitioners.

[27th October ] Modifications etc. (not altering text) C1 Act: transfer of functions () by S.I. /, art. 2, Sch. 1File Size: KB. This letter reminds providers and commissioners of the need to fully comply with all the requirements of the Abortion Act Published 23 February Related content.

T oday is the 50th anniversary of the Abortion Act, a groundbreaking piece of legislation that allowed doctors in Great Britain to perform abortions lawfully so Author: Wendy Savage. Did the profession exert any significant influence on the more recent relaxation of the law by the Abortion Act.

The Act came into force on 27 April It represented the culmination of a campaign led by the Abortion Law Reform Association (A.L.R.A.) to make abortion more widely : John Keown. What does the Abortion Act do. The Abortion Act renders lawful activities that would otherwise constitute a crime under the Offences Against the Person Act (OAPA) The OAPA makes it a crime for a woman to ‘procure a miscarriage’, or for another person to help her do so.

The Abortion Act (as amended by the. Abortion Act is up to date with all changes known to be in force on or before 23 May There are changes that may be brought into force at a future date. Changes that have been made appear in the content and are referenced with annotations. The recent 50th anniversary of the Abortion Act provides the opportunity to revisit what has been termed the ‘remarkable authority’ this Act ascribes to doctors.

This paper does so using as its starting point a seminal commentary on this question by the renowned medical sociologist Sally Macintyre, published in this journal in as Cited by: 2. The Abortion Act of is rightly viewed as one of the most important pieces of social legisla- tion in the post-war period.

By permitting safe an d legal abortion, it had an immediate effect upon. Hard facts about abortion in Britain before are few. Estimates of annual numbers varied f (the figure given by the RCOG) to(the Home Office estimate).

Inthe first full year of the new law, 49, abortions were performed on residents of England and Wales, the total rising toin Most important here, the Abortion Act was one of the most permissive abortion laws at the time — although it did not give women a right to abortion on request as, for instance, Denmark did.

Today marks the 50th Anniversary of one of the strangest and most unfair pieces of legislation on our books: the Abortion is a loophole law, written to circumvent the Offences.2 Abortion Act (c. 87) Document Generated: Changes to legislation: There are currently no known outstanding effects for the Abortion Act (See end of Document for details) [F1(a) that the pregnancy has not exceeded its twenty-fourth week and that the continuance of the pregnancy would involve risk, greater than if the pregnancy.

The Abortion Act of is an act of Parliament legalising abortions and allowing the NHS to offer them to patients. It was introduced as a Private Member's Bill by Liberal MP David Steel.