University of Bath

Where next for abortion politics?

Following last year's significant changes in the UK abortion legislation, this panel event will address where abortion politics is headed.

20 Feb 20185.30pm
to
20 Feb 20187.00pm
Free
Women with placards protest Embriology Bill outside Westminter.
Advances in abortion politics have been made against a backdrop of campaigns to restrict access to abortion which don't fit into a ‘pro-life’ narrative. Image courtesy of internets_dairy used under CC BY 2.0.

2017 saw significant changes to the terrain of abortion politics in the UK. The NHS is now offering free abortions to women from Northern Ireland in England, Scotland and Wales. Women in Scotland may now legally take the abortion pill at home. And for the first time, major medical organisations are backing the removal of criminal sanctions associated with abortion. Yet all this has taken place against a backdrop of campaigns to restrict access to abortion which do not fit neatly into a ‘pro-life’ narrative, such as campaigns against sex-selective abortion or abortion on the grounds of disability.

At this event, a panel of experts will discuss: Where next for abortion politics?