Voice for Choice calls for a modern abortion law

The 1967 Abortion Act, which came into effect 40 years ago this year, has never been significantly updated. It desperately needs modernising in a number of important ways, in line with best clinical practice in Britain, other European countries, the United States and the World Health Organisation safe abortion guidance. Moreover, society’s concern for basic … Continued

MPs seek equal access to abortion for women in Northern Ireland

Today a cross-party group of MPs have tabled an amendment to the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill intending to give women in Northern Ireland- for the first time- the right to fair and rapid access to safe, legal abortion care when they need it. Currently Northern Irish women are the only women in the UK … Continued

VfC calls on MPs to amend the 1967 Abortion Act

In 1990, the 1967 Abortion Act was amended to reduce the legal time limit for abortion from 28 to 24 weeks through an amendment to the Human Fertilisation and Embryology (HFE) Act 1990. Following 18 years of scientific and technical research, and developments in clinical practice, the HFE Act 1990 is being modernised through the … Continued

Why some women need later abortion

Access to safe, legal abortion is a crucial issue for women. There is no completely effective contraceptive method and world wide, in countries where abortion is criminalised, tens of thousands of women die every year as a consequence of unsafe abortion. The right to have an abortion is consistently well supported in Britain. Polls show … Continued

Celebrating 40 years of legal abortion

Now it’s time to let women decide Voice For Choice member organisations will be organising a series of events throughout the year to mark the 40th anniversary of the 1967 Abortion Act. Download our Fact Sheet to find out more