Abortion Law in England and Wales: The Case for Change

Pam Lowe*

*Corresponding author for this work

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In April 2022, a woman appeared in an Oxford court charged with procuring her own abortion under the Offences Against the Person Act 1861. The prosecution stated that she had obtained and used abortion pills, outside of the provisions of the Abortion Act 1967, which could lead to a maximum punishment of life imprisonment.
Original languageEnglish
Article number12352
Pages (from-to)128-133
Number of pages6
JournalIPPR Progressive Review
Issue number2
Early online date9 Aug 2023
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2023

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