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?
This event's panel members include:
- Clare Murphy, Director of External Affairs at the British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS)
- Dr Navtej Purewal, Deputy Director of the SOAS South Asia Institute
- Dr Jennifer Thomson, Comparative Politics Lecturer at the University of Bath
- Dr Sophie Whiting, Politics Lecturer at the University of Bath
- Chair: Dr Fran Amery, British Politics Lecturer at the University of Bath
The event is supported by the Gender and Sexuality Research Cluster in the Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies (PoLIS).
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