Introduced by Naomi Connor of Alliance for Choice:
Kind to Women: how the 1967 Abortion Act changed our lives
The passing of the 1967 Abortion Act was a pivotal moment for women’s health and women’s lives. The culmination of decades of campaigning, it finally ended the horror of deaths from self-induced and backstreet abortions. It precipitated the public funding of contraception for all and meant that, finally, women were able to choose when and whether to have children.
In this moving documentary, women who survived illegal abortion, the nurses who picked up the pieces when things went wrong, campaigning doctors and abortion rights advocates share vivid memories of the time, and bring to life the story of this ground-breaking legislation and of a historic turning point for women’s rights.
‘…bringing the real life experience of women to the forefront of the discussion in such a gripping way. Congratulations on an excellent piece of work’
‘Shed some tears…I admire the bravery of the participants’
‘Extremely powerful and empowering’