Did you know that it is illegal to have an abortion in Britain?

Yes, I’m being serious: in Britain abortion is a crime. Section 58 of the Offences Against the Person Act 1861 makes it illegal for both women and any other people (including doctors and midwives) to end the pregnancy of a woman at any point. But (I can hear you say) women have abortions all the time, how can it be illegal? Take a look at the video to find out.

If you are pregnant and you need help and support, including advice about abortion, then contact the British Pregnancy Advisory Service or MSI Reproductive Choices UK.

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