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Kind to Women: How the 1967 Abortion Act Changed our Lives
May 15, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Abortion Rights Committee Scotland are delighted to host a film screening followed by a Panel discussion on the different the 1967 Act has made to women’s lives and the continuing fight for abortion rights.
The passing of the 1967 Abortion Act was a pivotal moment for women’s health and women’s lives in Scotland. 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.
A Panel discussion will follow and contributors will include: Medical Historian Dr Gayle Davis (currently working on Abortion Act: A Biography); Ann Henderson, one of Scotland’s leading abortion rights campaigners; a representative from the groundbreaking Scottish Irish Abortion Rights Campaign and others TBC.
Tickets cost £5 and all monies raised will go to Abortion Rights Committee Scotland.