On September 1st 2021 the American state of Texas introduced a new law on abortion, making it virtually impossible for women to access a legal abortion after the 6th week of pregnancy. In this video I discuss the implications of banning abortion, both for the women of Texas, but also for women around the world.
As we explored in video 1, abortion is illegal in Britain. Ending a pregnancy becomes legal if it is performed in line with the requirements outlined in the Abortion Act 1967. But, the law only makes it legal for a doctor to provide an abortion. The law does not give women the right to access abortion, as I explore in this video.
With thanks to Dr Elizabeth Chloe Romanis for her input into this video.
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.