Time To Act

The number of women facing criminal investigation under Great Britain’s cruel and outdated abortion law is increasing. It is Time To Act.

On Monday 12th June, a woman in England was sentenced to 28 months in prison after using abortion pills to end her own pregnancy.

This mother-of-three was prosecuted under a law passed in 1861 which states that any woman in Great Britain who attempts to end her own pregnancy outside a set of strict criteria can face up to life imprisonment. This is the harshest penalty in the world.


Unless the law is reformed, more women and girls will face the trauma of lengthy police investigations and even the threat of prison.

Reforming Abortion Law - Position statement


We’ve joined with over 30 leading women’s rights organisations like the Royal College of Obstetrician and Gynaecologists, The Royal College of Midwives, The Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health, Rape Crisis England & Wales to create a position statement calling on the government to reform the Abortion Act 1967 to decriminalise women seeking to end their own pregnancies

Read our position statement here.

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