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.
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.